Tom Brady participates in Bucs’ minicamp following knee surgery: ‘He kept begging to go back in’

Tom Brady didn’t miss a beat during Tuesday’s mandatory NFL minicamp session, showing a quick recovery from his recent knee surgery.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians said that his quarterback “looked fine” during practice, adding that it was hard to keep the seven-time Super Bowl sidelined for long.

“I had to pull him out that first period. I said, ‘OK, you can have four,’ he kept begging to go back in. But, the only thing I didn’t want him in was the blitz period. Some guys might get around him too quick,” Arians said, via

Brady was spotted in a workout video on his social media last week without a knee brace following a significant knee surgery early in the offseason.

Arians said last week that he wasn’t sure how much Brady would participate in minicamp but even he was pleasantly surprised with the veteran’s dedication.”The doctors and him. They both said he was good to go and still be careful of what we’re doing with him,” Arians said Tuesday. “Trying to stop him from playing is pretty tough.”