Former LSU Football assistant to miss Senior Bowl due to COVID-19 issue

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Former LSU football passing game coordinator Joe Brady, who is currently serving as the Carolina Panthers’ offensive coordinator, won’t be making the trip to the annual Senior Bowl in Mobile, AL.

The Charlotte Observer reported on Monday that Brady will miss the game due to a COVID-19 related issue.

It’s unclear if Brady has COVID-19 or if he’ll just miss the game due to contact tracing.

Brady missing the game means we’ll be robbed of seeing him reunited with one of his former LSU players.

Joe Brady was set to call plays with a roster that included a former LSU football player.

Brady was set to be the primary play-caller for the Senior Bowl American Team, which included several LSU players.

Two of the former Tigers are defensive players (JaCoby Stevens and Jabril Cox).

The other LSU player is wide receiver Racey McMath.

In 2019, with Brady calling plays, McMath caught 17 passes for 285 yards and three touchdowns. Those aren’t very impressive numbers, but that’s because McMath was forced to play behind stud athletes like JaMarr Chase, Justin Jefferson, Terrace Marshall Jr, Thaddeus Moss, and Clyde Edwards-Helaire.

It would’ve been fun to see Brady draw up some plays for McMath, but unfortunately, that won’t be the case.

Unless, of course, the Panthers decide to draft McMath in the 2021 NFL Draft (or sign him as an undrafted free agent).

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Hopefully — even without Brady calling plays — McMath is able to show out and improve his draft stock at the Senior Bowl. He’s a much better player than his stats indicate — McMath never received a full opportunity to show off his skills at LSU due to the talent in front of him.