TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady will undergo a minor surgical procedure on his knee this offseason, a source confirmed to ESPN.
The upcoming surgery was first reported by the Tampa Bay Times.
A source close to the situation told ESPN that this was not a recent injury and that Brady, who led the Bucs to a victory this past Sunday in Super Bowl LV, had actually been planning the procedure for months.
Brady was not listed with an injury on the Bucs’ injury report all season. He was listed on the report as “not injury related” when he was given a handful of off days by coach Bruce Arians, something the Bucs also did with Rob Gronkowski, Ndamukong Suh and other veteran players.
The 43-year-old Brady was named Super Bowl MVP for the fifth time in his career Sunday after passing for 201 yards and three touchdowns in Tampa Bay’s 31-9 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs.
With the win, Brady has more Super Bowl titles (7) than any franchise in NFL history, topping the six each won by the Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots. Brady also became the only player with five Super Bowl MVPs; Joe Montana is second all-time with three.