New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady made his preseason debut in the game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
The quarterback impressed us with his start line, but Brady doesn’t seem to be happy with his performance. He even said he felt “a little bit rusty” in the 37-20 win over the Eagles.
Brady completed 19 of 26 passes for 172 yards and two touchdowns with zero interceptions.
“It was fun being out there, and we’ve got a lot of work to do. I think you’ve got to take the preseason games for what they are — it’s kind of a step in the preparation, and it goes along with a lot of the other things we’re doing. But it was good. We haven’t had any joint practices this year, so kind of being in these competitive situations — if you haven’t been in those situations for a long time, which I hadn’t since the Super Bowl — you always feel a little bit rusty,” Brady said during his interview on WEEI’s “Kirk and Callahan.”
The quarterback sat out the Patriots’ preseason opener against the Washington Redskins, but we saw him playing the entire first half against Philadelphia. Brady’s six drives produced 2 touchdowns and two field goals.
His game has enough room for improvement. Brady was just 1-of-4 on passes that went 20-plus yards in the air.
Brady’s workload will sure increase in the game against the Carolina Panthers in Week 3.
“Hopefully we can build on it this week. We’ve had a good couple of days of practice, (and) we have another two days ahead of us before we leave for Carolina. But guys are working hard trying to improve. There’s a lot to improve on. It’s a new team, a new year, and hopefully we can use this week as kind of another step before we get to things that start really counting,” Brady said on “K&C.”