Man, Patriots conspiracy theorists are going to have a field day with this one. 


It's normally hard for those who hate New England to find a weakness to target. Gleeful critics will be using the Patriots' most recent Super Bowl loss as ammunition for a long, long time, but they can now use Tom Brady's recent absence to suggest the beginning of the end. 


The future Hall of Famer will not just be missing the first day of offseason workouts. He will be missing chunks of time throughout the program.

​​Before this is made into a gigantic deal, it's important to notice the key part of the tweet above. This isn't the first time this has happened. 


Brady is 41 years old, but he's the reigning league MVP and is still at the top of his game. He has a unique way of somehow fighting off Father Time with his trainer and "body coach" Alex Guerrero, but that being said, he's spent enough time away from his family. This is a sacrifice all players make, but considering how long Brady has been doing his thing, it's safe to say he's earned a few more days with Gisele and the kids.

If Patriots fans are looking for a reason to worry, they can direct all their concerns towards ​Rob Gronkowski's absence. 


Brady hasn't been -- and will never be -- the problem here.