New England Patriots starting quarterback Tom Brady finds tight end Martellus Bennett for his first passing touchdown of the 2016 NFL season.
The New England Patriots had to play their first four games of the 2016 NFL season without starting quarterback Tom Brady. Brady was suspended by the NFL for his role in Deflategate.
Brady returned in Week 5 versus the lowly Cleveland Browns. He showed no mercy to Cleveland in his first game back in 2016. Here Brady is throwing his first touchdown pass on the year: a seven-yard strike to tight end Martellus Bennett.
Bennett is a new addition to the 2016 Patriots. This is the first game that both Bennett and Brady have been on the same team. Already, it seems that they have a great working chemistry. Frankly, Brady just loves throwing touchdown passes to his tight ends.
Brady’s first touchdown wasn’t overly impressive, but it was cool to see him cut through the Browns defense in the red zone. He had ample time to find Bennett near the sideline. Bennett would come down with the catch and walk into the Browns’ end zone to go up 14-7 after the PAT.
It was up in the air how Brady was going to play on Sunday against the Browns. Cleveland isn’t a skilled football team, but play hard for head coach Hue Jackson. Maybe Brady was going to show some off-season rust?
It doesn’t seem to be the case, as Brady is having no trouble in the Patriots passing game on Sunday afternoon. He’s hitting favorite targets like tight end Rob Gronkowski and slot receiver Julian Edelman. New England’s early season quarterback woes are clearly a thing of the past with Brady back under center for the Patriots.