Tom Brady and the New England Patriots came under fire on Wednesday when Gisele Bündchen said in an interview with CBS that Brady suffered a concussion last season.
The disclosure raised eyebrows because the Patriots had not reported any concussions for Brady during the 2016 season or any of the recent seasons before that. While it won’t clear up whether or not Brady had a concussion, it is worth noting that there is no evidence that the Patriots hide concussions or hide them more than the average NFL team.
Since the start of the 2013 season — the first season with the NFL’s new concussion protocols — the average NFL team has reported 28.5 concussions, according to data from the NFL and data collected by StatNews. During that span, the Patriots have reported 35 concussions.
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