The Patriots will be one of the teams on hand Saturday in Atlanta for Colin Kaepernick's workout.
Kaepernick has been out of the league since 2016, and appearing on Westwood One Radio with Jim Gray Thursday night, Tom Brady was asked if that layoff would be hard for any quarterback to overcome?
Brady explained that it would, but within his answer seemed to praise Kaepernick.
“I think being a pro quarterback is very challenging in and of itself," he said. "To have time off is a challenge, but Colin has overcome a lot of challenges in his career. He’s always found a way to produce. He’s very mentally tough.
"I think it’s pretty cool that he’s getting that opportunity.”
Earlier Thursday, Alex Guerrero, Brady's personal trainer, went on The Greg Hill Show and said perhaps Brady could play beyond 45, and even until 46 or 47.
“I’m feeling pretty great," Brady said in response. "I have the support of Alex and we have a great relationship and we work together a lot. He keeps me feeling good. It’s actually amazing what he’s able to do and accomplish, the two of us together. I am going to keep playing as long as I can. We’ll see how long it goes. Easier said than done. I know the kind of effort I am putting in right now, but what a great privilege to play a sport that I love. I think a lot of people would actually pay money to play quarterback in the NFL and the fact that people pay me money makes it pretty amazing.”
Brady and the Patriots will take on the Eagles this Sunday.