Sources told NFL Network, ESPN and the Tampa Bay Times on Thursday about the planned surgery. Brady played with discomfort throughout the 2020-21 season. The clean-up-type operation is expected to be minor and was planned several months ago.
Brady, 43, wore a compression sleeve over the knee when the Buccaneers had a boat parade Super Bowl celebration Thursday in Tampa, Fla.
He completed 21 of 29 passes for 201 yards and three touchdowns in a 31-9 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV in Tampa. and was named Super Bowl MVP for the fifth time of his career. Brady wore a brace on the knee during the game.
Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes played through a turf toe injury throughout the playoffs. Mahomes had foot surgery Wednesday.
Brady is signed through 2021, but has said he is considering playing beyond age 45. He completed 65.7% of his throws for 4,633 yards, 40 touchdowns and 12 interceptions in 16 regular-season games in his first year in Tampa.