Buccaneers Reportedly “Going All In” on QB Tom Brady

Patriots' QB Tom Brady in 2018. Photo by Jacob Kupferman/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

The list of teams interested in Tom Brady is getting bigger with each passing week and Tampa Bay Buccaneers is the latest suitor for the iconic quarterback. According to Tampa Bay Times, the Buccaneers are “going all in” on attempts to land Brady this offseason.

Brady is set to become a free agent for the first time in his famed career, and the chances of him leaving New England Patriots are getting bigger by day. If the 42-year-old reached the free agency, he won’t be lacking contract offers, and Tampa Bay is reportedly preparing an “aggressive” one.

While the scenario in which Tom Brady is Buccs signal-caller in 2020 sounds highly unlikely at first, the fit is definitely there. In Tampa, Brady would be paired with head coach Bruce Arians, who is highly regarded for his work with QBs. Also, Tampa has a quality defense and potent offensive weapons, especially wideout Mike Evans, giving Brady a lot to work with.

It remains to be seen whether Tampa Bay Buccaneers get a chance to present their offer to Brady, but it’s clear that the team is ready to move on from Jaemis Winston. While Winston is considered to be a talented QB, he also failed to show consistency during his time as a Buccs starter. The 26-year-old, who threw 33 touchdowns and 30 interceptions in 2019, is set to become a free agent.

The other options that Tampa will consider for their QB position reportedly include Los Angeles Chargers’ Phillip Rivers and New Orleans Saints’ Teddy Bridgewater, who will be free agents as well.