Tom Brady lent his voice to the NFLPA's fight against voluntary offseason workouts.
On an NFLPA conference call Friday, the seven-time Super Bowl champion implored players to stand united in their stance against attending voluntary workouts, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports.
"We, as players, are big boys. We can take care of ourselves. The only way to take a different stance is to be united," Brady said on the call, according to NFL reporter Aaron Wilson.
In his speech, the 21-year veteran highlighted his point that the NFL is the only pro sports league with "overly competitive" drills in the offseason.
"There's no f---ing pro baseball player that's throwing 95 mph in mid-December," the Super Bowl MVP said, per Pelissero.
Twenty-one teams skipped voluntary offseason workouts that were set to begin in April. Chief among their concerns was the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and lack of "adequate protocols."
The NFLPA has pushed for no in-person workouts before training camp.
Denver Broncos right tackle Ja'Wuan James tore his Achilles while working out away from the team facility earlier this week. It has yet to be determined whether the Broncos will withhold any of James' $10-million base salary.