Tom Brady and The Buccaneers Are Suddenly Major Super Bowl Contenders

With basically the entire sports world on hiatus, thanks of course to the Covid-19 virus that is wreaking havoc throughout so much of the world, the NFL offseason comings and goings have basically stood alone in the sports news landscape, at least throughout the United States and North America.

With the NFL serving as the proverbial only show in town, when the greatest player in history decides to leave his team of 20 seasons, it becomes an enormous story, no matter the time or circumstances.

With six Super Bowl rings and nine Super Bowl appearances permanently ensconced on his résumé, the great Tom Brady is taking his talents to Florida, amid signing a two-year/$50 million contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The 42-year-old living legend will now throw the football to a group of young and talented pass catchers, including wide receivers Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, along with tight ends OJ Howard and Cameron Brate. 

This group of skill position players will represent a significant upgrade for Brady, as compared to his most recent supporting cast in New England, which was essentially an aging Julian Edelman, or the versatile James White, out of the backfield.

Courtesy of TB12’s arrival in TB, oddsmakers have elevated the Bucs to a legitimate Super Bowl contender, with Tampa Bay moving past Brady’s former mates in Foxboro, despite the continued presence of the great Bill Belichick on the Patriots sidelines.

With an equally aging Drew Brees in New Orleans, along with a couple rebuilding franchises in Atlanta and Carolina, Brady and the Bucs might just be in prime position to win the NFC South in 2020.

One more fun nugget to consider. If Brady is able to lead his new squad to a Super Bowl appearance, guess where next season’s big game is scheduled to take place?  That’s right, Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.