Tom Brady may not be at the New England Patriots voluntary organized team activities (OTAs) at the moment, but fans of his will be happy to know that he's getting his arm loose again and throwing passes to people elsewhere in the world ahead of the new season later this year.
The Patriots quarterback was in Monte Carlo this past weekend in Monaco for the Formula One Grand Prix doing some promotional activities with TAG Heuer, which might not go down well with some fans hoping that he would be training with the team ahead of the 2018 season.
Brady, who has skipped the team's entire offseason program so far, was still keeping his arm loose by throwing footballs off a yacht in one of the ports in Monaco to Red Bull Formula One driver and the winner of this year's Monaco Grand Prix, Daniel Ricciardo, who was standing on another yacht.
As you can see in the video clips further down in this article, the Austrailian was able to successfully catch the pass from the five-time Super Bowl winner and kick it back to him on the other yacht.
While Patriots fans will be happy that their quarterback's arm is in good shape, the next thing they'll be hoping for is that the 40-year-old, who will be 41 by the start of the new season, will be training with his teammates at the Patriots training facility ahead of the new season.
Brady has said that he is coming back this year for another season with New England, but it's unsurprising that some fans won't be able to rest their minds on the situation until they actually see him in Patriots gear again throwing passes to his teammates.
No OTAs show
Patriots owner Robert Kraft said last week to ESPN that he's been in communication with his quarterback and that he understands his absence from OTAs so far.
He said: "I think he's very excited about the upcoming season. These are voluntary workouts, and I think he's in great shape. I think he's at an age where -- I was thinking back to when he joined us -- he's blessed to have three children now and built a number of businesses and has certain responsibilities.
"I think it's very hard for him to fulfill those during the season and the commitment he has to football. I can only say this: I know he's very excited about being at minicamp and having a very special season this year."
Until he's back in a Patriots uniform, their fanbase is bound to be worried about the future of their quarterback, especially when he's happy to throw passes elsewhere in the world.