This off-season hasn't exactly been easy for Tom Brady.
The New England Patriots star probably been pre-occupied by the whole Deflategate saga, which is still managing to drag on and hasn't been resolved yet, with the quarterback still banned for the first four games of the 2015 NFL season.
But Brady has looked really shaky so far in the pre-season, and it hasn't been getting any better in the third game.
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In his first two games, four of Brady's five drives were three-and-outs, while completing just 3-of-9 passes, against hardly spectacular defenses either as the Patriots have faced the New Orleans Saints and Green Bay Packers.
And tonight, against the Carolina Panthers, Brady is struggling again, throwing two interceptions in one quarter.
Brady did manage to steady himself a little bit, leading a two-minute drill down the field before throwing a touchdown pass to backup tight end Scott Chandler.
In comparison, Jimmy Garoppolo has been flying after a shaky start, with the sophomore slinger looking more and more relaxed in the pocket as he prepares for his brief stint as a starting NFL quarterback.
Obvoiusly, it's not time to worry if you're a Patriots fans. But maybe, just maybe, the ongoing battle with the NFL over Deflategate has taken more out of Brady than we thought.
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