Tom Brady & The Bucs

January 6th, 2020

Many are calling for the end of the Tom Brady era in Boston. He turns 43 in August and just finished a strong season but a down year by Brady standards.

After losing to the Titans in the playoffs Saturday, Brady called retirement “pretty unlikely” and “hopefully unlikely.”

“I’ll explore those opportunities whenever they are. If it’s the Patriots, great. If that doesn’t work, I don’t know. I just don’t know. I love playing football. I still want to play football,” Brady told Peter King of NBC Sports. “I think I still can play at a championship level. I’ve just got to go do it. I’m motivated to get back to work and training.”

It would be so Bill Belicheat to move on from a legend of the game who can still perform. Brady wouldn’t be the first star Belicheat either didn’t want to pay or insisted he could thrive without.

And of course, that brings Joe to the Bucs.

If Brady is on the market (he would be a free agent in March), how could Team Glazer not be dazzled by the thought of selling out the Den of Depression and the sizzle of several nationally televised night games? Brady would deliver all of that.

Forget about Bucco Bruce Arians and Jason Licht, Brady would be an ownership call first and foremost.

Yes, Joe thinks Arians and Licht would want Brady, too. Remember that Licht worked around Brady with the Belicheats for several years.

Brady himself would have to be at least intrigued by the chance to throw to Chris Godwin and Mike Evans, and the Bucs tight ends. Heck, Arians might need medical attention if he started thinking about life with 10 interceptions instead of 30.

It’s just fun speculation, but the chance of Brady moving on is real. And Joe is quite sure the potential option would be talked about seriously at One Buc Palace.

77 Responses to “Tom Brady & The Bucs”

  1. Todd Says:

    What’s the over/under on Light having already placed a call to Brady’s agent?

  2. Todd Says:


  3. ModHairKen Says:

    No state income taxes, adoration, want weather, a good coach, ready-made passing game. Or does he want to go to that Cesspool, LA and play in a little league soccer stadium with fans who could not care less?

  4. WyomingBucsFan Says:

    I could definitely see this as long as were the highest bidder.

  5. Licht Headed Says:

    Bucs fans the dumbest in the NFL. Tom Ricketty behind that offensive line and no running game? That’s no future at all. Fans are the real laughingstock in Tampa.

  6. Evolvingbucsfan Says:

    A lot of sacks taken behind this line, some of those are on Jameis but Tom, if he moves on, will look at whos gonna be protecting him at his age for sure. In Arians system you are gonna take some hits regardless, doubt he wants that.

  7. WyomingBucsFan Says:

    Let’s face it, Tom would set the record books on fire with these receivers. He would get the ball out so fast Evans and Goodwin would be indefensible. If Brady comes here we become the favorite in the NFC South.

  8. miken Says:

    There is no way Brady even returns the phone call of any Buc employee.
    @lict Headed… the ball would be out of his hands so fast to all the weapons we have. Our Oline is fine and the scoreboard would light up…. but again, its laughable to think Tom would even consider the Bucs.

  9. coverdeuce Says:

    This is a fantasy and a selective way to tell history. Belichick moves on from good players who become prohibitively expensive because he has a guy like Brady to build around in the first place. Brady has consistently taken less than he could get elsewhere in order to stay with that organization. Smart money is on him retiring a Patriot. This wasn’t even good clickbait.

  10. Danny Says:

    I live up here in Boston as Bucs fan. Brady isn’t coming to Tampa to play with the Bucs.

  11. WyomingBucsFan Says:

    If I was Brady and looking at possibilities elsewhere, then believe it or not. Bucs are actually his best option to succeed and get a lucrative contract.

  12. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    Man Bucs fans are delusional. The Bucs are similar to the Lions and the old Browns from a national perspective. There is a reason this team gets it’s one mandatory primetime game a year. Brady won’t even consider coming here. Outside of the marketing aspect, have any of you watched Patriots games this year. Brady is not the same guy anymore. He resembles Peyton his last season with Denver when the Broncos won with their defense and in spite of Peyton.

  13. SC Bucs Fan Says:

    Todd I’m guessing the over under is 1. Either he placed a call or he didn’t.

  14. Jeagan1999 Says:

    I know Brady would only be a 2 year rental, at the most, but it’s intriguing! He probably would love BA’s offense….not to mention all the receiving weapons like Evans, Godwin, Howard, etc. Draft a good young RB in April ( Dobbins would be my choice ), shore up the blocking a bit…..then we just need to re-sign Barret and Suh…..and PRESTO, this is a team that is ready to make a run at the playoffs in 2020!

    Stranger things have happened!

  15. tmaxcon Says:

    Tom has the same number of Lombardi trophies as this minor league franchise has playoff wins…. no way in hell the greatest living football player even considers playing for a laughingstock like the bucs… he has standards NO WAY in hell is Gisele going to approve the family relocation to a redneck retirement community for her next residence even for year….. Brady has a better chance of playing for New York Yankees next year as he does the lowly bucs.

  16. J Says:

    Montana to the Cheifs, you’re crazy, never happen!

    No way Brett Favre goes to MIN, ATL or NYJ, no way!

  17. View from 132 Says:

    The team wears pajamas for “Color Rush” anyway… old men love pajamas. Seems plausible.

  18. ancientasbuc Says:

    This idea is foolishness.

  19. Dewey Selmon Says:

    I could see if we ran a West Coast offense, but with BA vertical offense I don’t think he has the wheels or reflexes anymore to absorb the hits jameis has taken.

  20. ChanEpic Says:

    If anyone has a shot at prying T Brady away from Boston, it would be the LA Chargers and NOT the Bucs. Brady to the Bucs is the most cracky, of crack-head suggestions. But, if it happens Licht will have redeemed himself and I would forgive HIM FOR EVERY BAD DECISION he’s ever made because Tom Brady in pewter would allow me to die a happy man.

  21. Yehaw Says:

    Freaking wack jobs…. I heard Peyton manning may be available to come out of retirement too.

  22. Robert Says:

    sign him, he makes offensive lines look good!

    LT will change next year and the center is solid. He would take us to the playoffs, and groom a backup

  23. Tom Edrington Says:

    Tom Brady would roll over laughing if he saw this post…

  24. Siege the Bay Says:

    cut the crap

  25. Buc believer Says:

    Let’s see here…. Go from the most successful team in NFL history as a first ballot hall of farmer with 6 rings to the Bucs the worst team in NFL history……

  26. Show me the TDs Says:

    I was thinking about this while watching NE lose to the Titans. I think Brady would consider it. I also think he would want some say in how the offense is ran. His bread and butter is the very quick slant, which the Bucs don’t do a lot of. If Brian Leftwich doesn’t have a huge ego and is willing to accommodate an accurate, quick decision making, HOF’er, without a cannon of an arm, this would be a tremendous upgrade. …and I agree, we need to acquire a big, fast, elusive RB in the draft.

  27. Rooster_Cogburn Says:

    Tom Brady isn’t coming to Tampa, but I would settle for Bart Star’s corpse over Mr. Interception.

  28. FortMyersDave Says:

    Bellicheat will only let Brady walk if he thought his game was about to hit a steep decline, ditto for guys like Brees and Rivers. Any team desperate enough to bet on squeezing another productive year or 2 from these 3 vets would be taking a big chance 2 ways: they could simply not have their A game anymore and more importantly, even if they do bring the magic the probability of injury would be there and they could be knocked out for multiple games so you’d need a good or at least serviceable backup like the Saints had in Bridgewater or Tannehill in Nashville and that will eat into the salary cap.

  29. NPRSageBoy. Says:

    Time to clear your heads of the pot induced daydreams.

    Last thing Bucs need is a 43 year old QB already in decline. Even if he is the GOAT.

    Peace, out

  30. EA Says:

    Bring Brady for a couple of years and draft a QB in first or second round to soak as much as he can from the goat, why wouldn’t Brady want to come here and play with all the weapons the bucs have on offense. I’m all for it, bring some excitement to the fanbase for once even if it is short lived.

  31. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Brady will not leave the Patriots unless he retires to run for political office. A waste to even suggest this.

  32. Pewter power Says:

    At least now we know what most of our idiot fans think of their franchise and the rest of you are just out of town rejects and implants. There are only a couple franchises with the winning history of the Patriots.

    When manning moved on it wasn’t to some huge market storied franchise it was to small market Denver and everyone around him stepped their game up to play with and protect him. Only idiots that think he wouldn’t consider him are the ones that think what happened before he got him weighs heaviest. The receivers the line and the numbers winston put up with a top 5 offense could easily sway him. No matter where he goes hes not moving his family and we would also thank a strong endorsement from Logan mankins. Dont think it happens but it could IF he moves on

  33. Jonny Says:

    @Danny, I live in Boston as well! I was at foxboro watching the Patriots lose to the Titans. From what I saw, the complaint that Brady’s receivers don’t get separation is true. He wants to retire a patriot, but I believe BB would want to overhaul on offense to prepare himself for future against Lamar and Mahomes. I don’t see why Bucs would not be an attractive destination for any free agent QB.

  34. lowercaseg Says:

    Do it

  35. Adrnagy Says:

    Lol … we are officially dreaming with some green.

    Brady playing in Bruce system ? Kraft letting Brady go ? No. No.

    Brady will either stay or go were McDaniels going.

  36. WyomingBucsFan Says:

    This is a no brainer for the Bucs. Offer Brady a boat ton of money and watch what he can do with an already lethal offense, difference being Brady protects the football.

  37. tmaxcon Says:

    pewter power

    comparing Tampa and Denver is hilarious both franchise level and city level. I love Tampa. Tampa will always be home that being said…. Bucs are a laughingstock and proud owners of more basement titles and lowest winning percentage in sports history… Denver has more Superbowl appearances than bucs have playoff wins.. Tampa has 1-year wonder underachieving has-beens and Denver has legit legends of the game. Denver as a city has more history, culture and things to do than Tampa…. period not even a discussion pal… you are also 1 hour away from world-class skiing / riding. gulf of mexico has turned into a toilet bowl so stop with the beaches on the west coast of Florida… you need to leave your block more often. Gisele would consider Tampa’s best restaurant fast food….

  38. stpetebucsfan Says:


    Solid examples.

    I’ve never liked Brady…in fact at a personal level I dislike him more than JW…however you have to respect the GOAT

    J’s example shows us to never say never.

    As much as I may dislike Brady I would gladly welcome him with the right deal.
    It’s not impossible. There a saying from WWII about airstrikes….after a certain period you’re just bombing dust…same for Brady’s financial picture.

    He truly HAS NO NEED WHATSOEVER FOR $$$ In 2016 his wife made over 30 million…that’s one year! Imagine their combined worth!

    $$$ will be only for respect. Tom’s motivation is clear. He wants to play. But even more than that he wants to WIN. You would never see Brady come off the field after a heartbreaking loss saying yeah I need to improve in a single area but look at me…check it out…I’m ballin’.

    We show Brady the cap numbers and tell him we’re going to draft the best RT in the draft or FA…and resign all of our vastly improved D and look for another RB to replace Barber…I like him but he’s so far from Derrick Henry and other beast mode backs…we need a mauler to pair with ROJO.

    Add Brady and we’re ready.

    Joe’s point about what Brady would do for the expectations is spot on. Joe’s looking correctly from Glazers’ standpoint about the $$$. There’s more than just $ IMO. Bringing fans back to RayJay would make the games a lot more fun and dare I say it…EXCITING!

  39. jjbucfan Says:

    Brady behind this line+early retirement and salary cap hell for the Bucs- you people suck so bad it hurts

  40. jjbucfan Says:

    ^=early retirement^

  41. Bill Gootee Says:

    If I was Brady, I’d want to show the world I can win without Billicheat. What better way than to win a championship with a team known for losing?

  42. unbelievable Says:

    LOFL at anyone thinking Brady would even contemplate playing for a sorry franchise like the Bucs.

    Also, he’s get destroyed behind this o-lone.

    Brady will still be a Patriot next year, you can bank on it.

  43. unbelievable Says:

    *hed get destroyed behind this o-line.

  44. Mike Johnson Says:

    Please..Y’all bustin my knees..What you smokin? LEt The GOAT Brady roll on out to pasture. He has had his time. Nobody goes on forever. Bring him to Tampa and I guarantee you he will not last the whole year. Ohh Yeah, He will surely retire a heartbeat.

  45. Anglican Says:

    Let’s all order Buc jersey’s with Brady’s name on them to show support

  46. Lavonte 1of1 Says:

    Jameis 1of1 is solely in Jameis’s corner. The decision would have to come from ownership.

  47. Mister Negative Nancy Says:

    If Josh McDaniels goes somewhere, that might be Brady’s first choice, but the talent of the Bucs receivers and tight ends, and BA’s legendary reputation, might make the Bucs a solid #2 choice for him.

  48. Davenport Says:

    It won’t happen but it makes sense for the Bucs on so many levels:. ticket sales, national exposure, dramatic, lasting culture change in the locker room.

    Even for Brady it makes sense: great weather for old bones, superior receiving corp and a coach who knows how to milk the last drops of good all out of him.

    Sad that it won’t happen.

  49. ATLBucs Says:

    If Brady is on the market (he would be a free agent in March), how could Team Glazer not be dazzled by the thought of selling out the Den of Depression and the sizzle of several nationally televised night games?

    Because they know that he can’t throw more than 20 yards

  50. ATLBucs Says:

    Brady is a system QB and is called GOAT simply because he has thrived in BB’s system. When he was suspended, I think Jacoby Brissett went 4-0 or 3-1. He thrives on the check-down and rarely throws a pass beyond 20 yards. The speed of our receivers would be wasted with Brady. When have you known Brady to push the ball downfield except when he had Randy Moss?
    Why do you think he made such a big fuss about Garapolo being his backup. Because he knew JG is better than him.
    Brady is over-rated and if he’s foolish or arrogant enough to go to another team we will all find out. That’s why it will never happen. He will retire from the Pats

  51. adam from ny Says:

    is thread is freakin wild…

    we could be playing the vegas raiders week 1 on monday night football…

    with thomas brady sporting the silver and black…

    and jonny gru gru will have an erectasaurus in his pantalones

  52. adam from ny Says:


    this thread is freakin wild

  53. adam from ny Says:

    tommy bray bray will not be a bucc bucc

  54. adam from ny Says:

    i think he retires a patriot one way or another…

    and leaves his full legacy there…

    he and kraft are homies

  55. adam from ny Says:

    he sticks around because he’s tired of the drew brees bullsheet…

    who was the happiest 2 people alive yesterday when the saints lost…

    dirk freakin’ koetter and tommy bray bray

  56. RustyRhinos Says:

    No Thanks. Ready to try and use the Draft again to find a QB not sign Brady. That would be a one at best two season rental of a aging Great QB.

  57. SteveK Says:

    Brady can go wherever he wants. The Bucs are attractive. Look st the targets, and it would be a perfect timeline for the QB and Arians to go all-in for two years.

  58. Gman Says:

    He belongs in Florida….it is where all north easterners come to die….and behind our offensive line….that will happen

  59. Robert Says:

    Gman nailed it, but Miami/Palm Beach are where most of them come.

  60. Bobby M. Says:

    I believe Brady’s next move will involve ownership with the opportunity to partner with the franchise after his playing days are up. Everyone can pay him cash…usually the worst teams will have to pay the most so I don’t believe top dollar is necessarily the draw. Its a combination of things….and if its not there he’ll stay in NE or retire.

  61. Charlie Says:


  62. CalBucsFan Says:

    This is such a waste of internet band width.

  63. tickrdr Says:

    Mister Negative Nancy Says:
    January 6th, 2020 at 1:21 pm

    If Josh McDaniels goes somewhere, that might be Brady’s first choice, but the talent of the Bucs receivers and tight ends, and BA’s legendary reputation, might make the Bucs a solid #2 choice for him.
    The Bucs have been a solid #2 for several years now.


  64. SteveK Says:




  65. lambchop Says:

    I’m pretty sure Robert Kraft would dump Belicheat before Brady if Belicheat was trying to get rid of the 🐐.

  66. Go Bucs 72 Says:

    If Brady were to come here I’d deflate the footballs my self.

  67. stpetebucsfan Says:




    That’s creative thinking. It might end up the Brady’s forego the $$$ for ownership.

  68. Buczilla Says:

    The chances of Brady coming here are less than that of Jameis becoming a consistently good quarterback. Slightly better than no chance.

  69. Old School Athlete Says:

    The Glazers would never pay Brady what he wants or is worth. Besides, they’ve already got their guy. Mr Excitement.

  70. WestChap Says:

    I wonder how much he wants? I don’t think he’s ever asked for top dollar… the only public griping I’ve ever seen is this year when he wanted some more targets (damn it). He was not a happy camper seeing AB dumped (albeit for a good reason) after Gronk had bailed on the grind and Cooks was traded for a pick. Very unlikely, but if we can get our hooks into Trent Williams while swapping or trading away Donovan to free the cap space and then grab an OT stud (or two) in draft… maybe the old man would consider? Lord knows, I’ll take TB12 at 70% of prime over the Jaboo Turnover Monstah any day!

  71. Hank Rearden Says:

    Fools….the Joe’s put up a headline and the dolts line up to remove all doubt that this is the dumbest fan base in the NFL.

  72. Tackleblockwin Says:

    Very small percentage of happening but fun to think about.

  73. SappAttack Says:

    Brady and McDaniels are going to be a package deal in somewhere like Carolina. Watch.

  74. MadMax Says:

    Haha, fun to think of him playing for us and mentoring Love for 28mill….one last big check for him after the Pats draft Tua and decide to move on.

  75. MadMax Says:

    Tua was set to be the next Wilson but now he’s gonna need a great O line and just maneuver in the pocket.


    DUMP JAYMISS for THE GOAT!!!!!!!!!!!

    Don’t pay attention to the fact that Brady had a worse QBR than Jameis even though he had a million less interceptions, which means he SUCKED at everything else compared to Jameis!

    Don’t worry about the fact Brady’s arm is way weaker than Jameis arm or that Brady’s lack of athleticism makes Jameis look like Lamar Jackson, or that Brady would probably die taking the shots Jameis takes every game.

    Sign the OLD MAN and be happy with going 4-12!

  77. Mrs. Entertainment Says:

    tmaxcom. Loved your post at 9:06 a.m. — totally entertaining. I grew up in New England (and was raised as a Pat’s fan) and often think of moving to Tampa (to be closer to my favorite team), which some friends just can’t fathom. Your Gisele comment was priceless. They loved it and it was spot on. Brady? Here? Really?