Tom Brady saw his first preseason action Thursday night against the Philadelphia Eagles.

The New England Patriots quarterback played the entire first half at Gillette Stadium aside from one snap, going 19-for-26 for 172 yards and two touchdowns.

While it’s obviously a good sign for the Patriots that the 41-year-old appears locked in this early, one noted hot-take artist managed to turn Brady’s playing time Thursday into a way to fuel the speculation that there’s a rift between the quarterback and Bill Belichick.

After Brady tossed his second score of the game, Bayless unleashed the ultimate heater, calling Belichick’s decision to play Brady for the entire half “almost as weird” as benching Malcolm Butler in Super Bowl LII.

There aren’t enough fire extinguishers on the planet to put this one out.

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