BOSTON (CBS) — Patriots fans hoping to catch one last glimpse of Tom Brady throwing touchdowns before the long offseason begins, we have a bit of bad — if unsurprising — news. Brady will not be participating in the Pro Bowl.
Brady, 36, missed a practice last week in advance of the AFC Championship Game due to illness, but his decision to forego the trip to Hawaii likely has more to do with the general fatigue of playing into January than it does any flu bug.READ MORE: I-Team: Judge Denies State Police Request To Delay Vaccine Mandate
The quarterback completed 24 of his 48 passes on Sunday in Denver, throwing one touchdown and running for another, but it wasn’t enough to compete with Peyton Manning and the Broncos.READ MORE: 'He Never Would Tell Us': Gardner Museum Hopeful For New Info After Death Of Connecticut Mobster
For Brady, this year’s selection to the Pro Bowl was the ninth time of his career. Three other Patriots — guard Logan Mankins, cornerback Aqib Talib and special teamer Matthew Slater — were also selected, though Talib will not participate after he left Sunday’s game due to injury.MORE NEWS: 'Excited For The Future': Team IMPACT Celebrates 10 Years At Gillette Stadium
The game takes place Sunday in Honolulu. Brady hasn’t participated in the game since the 2004 season, and Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith will take Brady’s spot on the roster.