Brady leaves the New England Patriots and signs with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
By: Danny Cacace
NFL Quarterback Tom Brady, 42 years of age, has signed with the young and promising Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and has left his former team, the New England Patriots where he has dedicated his entire career too for 20 years.
Brady signed a 2-year/$50M contract with the Buccaneers. This current deal does not allow him to be franchised or traded.
This may be the end of his time with the Patriots, but will this the right move for him to finish out the end of his career with the Buccaneers?
The Buccaneers are a fairly young team where Brady has a couple of solid and young wide receivers to count on in Mike Evans, 26, and Chris Godwin, 24. Brady can also give the ball to Ronald Jones II, 22, who is the Buccaneer’s running back, and Brady can count on these guys and the others on the team to help ease off the load.
Also, along with his greatness in his passing ability even at the age of 42 years old, Brady still got it. Yet, he is slowing down and this can be a reason why he chose the Buccaneers over the Patriots and the other teams he had on his mind to join. The Buccaneers are a young team on the rise with tons of potential to help Brady win another championship.
Brady is also the first player in NFL history to change teams after spending his first 20 seasons with one team.
Brady is a 3-time NFL MVP, a 4-time Super Bowl MVP, and a 14-time Pro Bowler. He has been to nine Super Bowls, has won six of them, has also 541 touchdowns, 179 interceptions, and 74,571 yards in his entire career.
There is no denying that he is a certified winner and that he has done enough to make it into the hall of fame because he certainly has.
The Buccaneers look to take upon this opportunity in acquiring Brady as their starting quarterback, and let him help them lead them to become a better team for the future and for the present. Brady wouldn’t have gone to the Buccaneers if he did not see that potential in that team and the potential in them to help give him another shot at getting to and winning the Super Bowl once again.
The question at hand here is though, is this a big move or big mistake for Brady?
No, I don’t think so.
I don’t see anything wrong with this signing. Brady put himself in what he believes is the best chance to win him a Super Bowl. He is not only doing that, but he is trying to help a team like the Buccaneers come out of the shadows and make them a relevant playoff team once again.
There is a lot of talent on this team to help Brady out in giving him another chance to reach the Super Bowl, and Brady also has a lot to prove given he is no longer being coached by the Patriots future hall of fame Head Coach Bill Belichick. There are going to be doubts that he cannot achieve greatness on his own without Belichick running the show out on the field. Will Brady surpass expectations or stumble and fall due to his age and no coaching from Belichick?
Brady at the age of 42 has a chance to prove to the people that he still can lead a team to the Super Bowl. He has a young team with quality talent around him, and although the Patriots didn’t give him much to work with towards the end of his time with them, he certainly has some help now.