When Tom Brady was involved in a car accident back in September, the early reports indicated he may be seriously injured. Thankfully, those reports quickly turned out to be bogus, and Brady was at practice later that afternoon.

But regardless, the football world–and particularly the social media universe that keeps the speculation machine pumping–was spooked. Maybe Brady was too, because that’s the only explanation I can muster for a 33-year-old man who’s married to one of the hottest women on the planet to be rolling around on a scooter.

Or maybe I’m just a cynical jerk, and Brady was riding around Boston Common and enjoying some quality time with his son Jack (not pictured) during the Patriots’ playoff bye week. Yep, that’s probably it.

Either way, we all need to thank Tom for giving us another great mental image of him to file away.

Hat tip to Kissing Suzy Kolber.