The New England Patriots wrapped up practice on Friday, and all eyes were on quarterback Tom Brady afterwards.
On Wednesday, the New England Patriots suffered a major scare, as quarterback Tom Brady suffered a hand injury during practice. As the potential MVP of the league, Brady is the most important player on the Patriots and is irreplaceable.
With the AFC Championship Game on Sunday, there isn’t a lot of time for Brady to get better. He didn’t practice on Thursday, but it was good to see him on the field for warmups during Friday’s practice.
Due to the injured hand, Brady wore gloves on each hand during warm-ups and even after during his press conference. When asked about the injury, Brady didn’t say much. In somewhat Belichick fashion, Brady didn’t say a whole lot about the injury, as when asked if he would play Sunday, he responded with “We’ll See”
Even with the hand injury, everyone is expecting Brady to be out there on Sunday. However, the real question is how healthy he will be.
While the Jaguars are more than a touchdown underdog against the Patriots, they have one of the best defenses in the league. Brady prides himself on being one of the most accurate passers in the league and the hand injury could have an impact on that.
If Brady is slightly off, the Jaguars’ defense has shown an ability to be one of the most opportunistic in the league. One of the things everyone will be monitoring is the accuracy of Brady. If he is off on some of his passes and the Jaguars are able to win the turnover battle, this game instantly becomes more interesting.
While Brady and the Patriots aren’t saying much, the Jaguars will certainly be preparing for Brady at 100 percent. If they are going to beat New England, Jacksonville must get pressure on Brady and force him to make mistakes. With a trip to the Super Bowl on the line, it will be very interesting to see how healthy Brady is on Sunday.