In an Instagram story on Thursday, Brady posted a photo with the caption: "Only thing we have to fear, is fear itself."
Dr. Thom Mayer, medical director of the NFL Players Association, issued a statement Saturday telling players that they should halt any private workouts with their colleagues:
Meanwhile, Brady and "at least a dozen Bucs players" recently held a two-hour workout, per the Tampa Bay Times' Rick Stroud.
In light of the development, The MMQB's Albert Breer shared a comment from the NFL's chief medical officer, Dr. Allen Sills:
With states having relaxed many of their coronavirus-related restrictions, the number of cases is beginning to climb across the United States.
The state of Florida has been hit especially hard after Gov. Ron DeSantis rolled out a multiphase plan to reopen businesses in April. The Florida Department of Health confirmed 5,506 new cases on Wednesday, which set a single-day record.