Brady, who turned 40 last week, is not known to be dealing with any sort of injury, but the Patriots are unsurprisingly inclined to shield him from unnecessary injury risk Thursday.

On the heels of a 2016 season in which he carved out a 28:2 TD: INT ratio over the course of 12 games, Brady has a full slate to look forward to and a well-stocked arsenal of offensive weapons to throw to in 2017.

The Brazilian model began dating New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady back in December of 2006 after being set up on a blind date by a mutual friend.

The two eventually married in February of 2009 and since welcomed two children together, a son born in 2009 and a daughter born in 2012.

Although a member of the school's football team, Brady did not spend much time on the field in his first two college seasons.

In his junior year, however, he served as the starting quarterback.

In an incident known as "Deflategate," Brady was suspended after an investigation into the charges that he knew about the illegal deflation of footballs before an important playoff game in 2015.

After many court battles and appeals, the suspension was overturned and then reinstated.

Brady isn't expected to play in the Patriots' preseason opener against the Jaguars on Thursday, Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports.

The same applies to key offensive cogs Rob Gronkowski, Brandin Cooks and Julian Edelman.

Brady should have fun this upcoming season, with WR Brandin Cooks providing an element of downfield speed that the offense hasn't had in years.

' 34-28 Super Bowl LI overtime victory over the Falcons.

That season, Brady threw 350 passes for 2,636 yards.