On paper, the 2018 season was business as usual for the Patriots, who have appeared in a whopping eight of the last 17 Super Bowls behind the perennially dominant pairing of Tom Brady and Bill Belichick.
The Patriots quarterback played through an MCL sprain during the regular season that took him a couple weeks to overcome, according to NFL Network, which cited unidentified sources.
Tom Brady has won a lot of big games over the course of his storied National Football League career, so it should come as no surprise the New England Patriots quarterback was voted the signal-caller opposing defenders would least like to face in a big game. Additionally, there is no structural damage in his knee and the Patriots don't have any medical plans for Brady after this season.
The 41-year-old quarterback initially injured his knee November 11 against the Titans in Week 10 and stayed on the injury report until Week 15. Now, Rapoport believes that Brady is as healthy as he's been at any point since the season started.
The Patriots will host the Chargers at Gillette Stadium with kickoff set for 1:05 ET Sunday.