Brady And A Three-Year Deal

March 16th, 2020

What’s the biggest lure the Bucs can offer as they beg Tom Brady to take over and transform their sad-sack franchise?

It’s the one thing we all want (no, not a vaccine or the companionship of recently-retired Bucs cheerleaders). It’s money! Team Glazer can open the vault in a huge way to Brady.

In fact, Joe would be surprised if Brady isn’t getting schmoozed right now by a three-year, $100 million contract, with the understanding that Year 3 evaporates if he retires.

In Year 1, Team Glazer with Brady would make incredible gobs of cash on night games and gear and season ticket sales. In Year 2, Team Glazer could make another fortune on a Brady farewell-tour season through various channels, if Brady announced that or the rumor was floated.

If there is a Year 3, then see Year 2.

And all that time the Bucs could be grooming a talented young quarterback under the wing of Brady and an allegedly legendary crew of quarterback coaches. (Joe believes Team Glazer wouldn’t be flat out stupid and not demand a QB be drafted as a 43-year-old legend takes over at franchise quarter.)

Of course, none of this would mean the Bucs win anything, but it would ring the Team Glazer cash register and be great fun for at least a while.

As horrible as Bucs football has been, Joe wouldn’t mind a little fun. It also would be nice to re-embrace the casual Bucs fans who have employed social distancing from the team for years.

61 Responses to “Brady And A Three-Year Deal”

  1. james west Says:

    dream scenario

  2. Buccernutter Says:

    It’s now evident this is money drive. I don’t see us doing much in year 1 as Brady will struggle leaving just year 2 and the dude will be 45! Plus, all the qbs at #14 are nothing special. Unless we get herbert, I don’t see much from love or eason.

    I can’t believe this is happening. I’m more shocked than I was of the virus.

    Well not really but….

  3. Delaware Bucs Fan Says:

    If Brady can stay healthy, the idea of TB hitting any of our pass catchers in stride for YAC is intriguing.

    It would be interesting no matter what happens.

  4. 813bucboi Says:

    anybody but JW….lol…

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  5. geno711 Says:

    If we get Brady, let’s get him for his knowledge, ability and passion to win.
    The rest might be good for an article later on.

    I want to win next year – that is all.

  6. nano107 Says:

    Why the hell you would sign a 40 something Qb
    If Bill let’s him walk is for a reason

  7. bucfor life Says:

    I still think a”prove it” offer to Winston is in the team’s best interest.

  8. tmaxcon Says:

    brady knows there are no expectations for a tampa bay buccaneer player. lose quietly and pad your retirement account…..

  9. Pewter power Says:

    Damn Joe so you basically pulled a contract out of your arse, guessed a number and years then insulted the team for the stink coming out of your butt. Way to stay classy, keep the hits coming

  10. coverdeuce Says:

    Now this is more like it. That much loot for JW would have had me going for the antacids. But Brady is infinitely more likely to give you value for $100mm.

  11. Rob F Says:

    Only the Bucs would be dumb enough to let a 5,000 yard passer leave to sign a 42 year old QB to an expensive 3 year deal.

  12. boldnewera Says:

    Heck ya…that’s a game plan!! Now who are we going to acquire at RB to put behind the QB with DJ now in Houston??

    We could go convince the Jets for a certain running back since everyone is in a trading mood…

    So dumb that Texans traded DHop

  13. Tye Says:

    He would instantly be the best QB the Bucs have ever had…
    I don’t know what they are truly getting in a guy 43 years old but, the season should be exciting.
    The off season hopes and expectations would be positive which hasn’t been in 15+ years!

  14. THETRUTH Says:

    Buc 4 life ! Prove it for jamies what !!!! He had 5 years and didn’t

  15. catcard202 Says:

    From Open Thread – but fit here nicely…

    catcard202 Says:
    March 16th, 2020 at 1:36 pm

    If JW3 is allowed to walk…Call CIN & get Dalton. Or IND for Brissett.
    Or WAS for Haskins…Or go draft the young gun in APR…Just stay away from the Old’GOAT.

    Tape don’t lie…Velocity down & accuracy wavers like never before. Even less mobile than before…All the telling signs of impending rapid decline. (Much like MLB players that hit that elder-statesman age where they just cannot catch up to the FB anymore & then just drop off the map…Yeah, That’s TB12 at this stage of his career. Ceiling= League Avg in 2020 / Floor = cliff facing nose-dive.

    Signing him only makes sense in Sales & Marketing meetings. Merch, media & early season ticket sales….Football wise…It’s as asinine as bringing back RT Demar Dotson & paying him $15M because that’s “starting RT market value”. (Your not buying TB12 @ 33-37.)

  16. John Sinclear Says:

    And – The $100 million will come at a cost of losing – who???

  17. Bucs_Fan_Orlando Says:


    It’s important to remember that Florida is one of the only states without income tax there for every contract he’s offered is not going to be as much as what he would make in Florida

  18. El Buco Realisto Says:

    @John Sinclair

    Most likely the jobs of the front office and coaches the following year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    go bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. MarineBucsFan Says:

    Do it!!!

  20. KnoxvilleBuc Says:

    Personally I don’t see getting Brady over Winston is an improvement. Arm strength, velocity, relationship with our WR’s isn’t there. Of course his smarts and knowledge of Defenses outshines Winston. He’s the ultimate winner. Being immobile is my biggest concern. Can’t count how many plays outside the pockets Jameis makes running for his life. I’d rather see Jameis return for roughly the same money your giving a 43 year old QB. Build the running game and O line. Keep adding youth to the D line. If it doesn’t pan out with Jameis. Cut your ties. Just don’t settle with Gabbert as the backup. Bridgewater isn’t the answer with this offense and durability either.

  21. Tye Says:

    Bears and Bridgewater in talks

  22. Bucsfan0784 Says:

    Apparently Bridgewater is in talks with Chicago so they better land Brady or they are in trouble

  23. AlteredEgo Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    Nope….he is an old athlete…trust me his body and skills have declined and will be declining at an ever increasing rate….pass on Brady and focus on building the team

  24. Jim Says:

    Sale our soul …what about the defense
    Takes alot more than an outside lb

  25. MirrorMirrowOnTheWall Says:

    You must be creative and find ways to have fun if you are a Bucs fan because you will not have fun winning.

    Finally Jameis is free. I will visit this here corner of the web to remind Sucs fans how bad they SUCK. As is I am no longer a Sucs fan.

  26. Bobby M. Says:

    Probably looking at 3 yr/$80 million guaranteed…..the rest is fluff that they’ll roll over to the next rebuild.

  27. Pewter power Says:

    Stop with the 5000 yard passer crap already. Not one single guy who ever threw for 5000 yards had also thrown 30 interceptions either. No one is getting rid of a 5000 yard passer they are getting rid of a turnover prone 30 interception guy. 😁😁😁😁 only the bucs would be dumb enough to give him more than 20 million. He hasn’t even earned ryan Tannehill money yet. Being here 5 years isn’t a reason to over pay…. winston is a free agent and haven’t heard his name yet so no one is kicking down the door but they sure are all over Bridgewater

  28. Bucsgotachance..todonothing Says:

    Brady is the saviour and will make us relevant

  29. BigZ Says:

    Bad move. Expensive, old and unknown what TB12 looks like at this age, without Bill and Josh, and in a losing environment. Try JW again, and if mixed results or worse all in for Lawrence. He’s the real deal. This team must have their TB, RW, BR, etc. Lawrence is that guy.

  30. Tye Says:

    That is why I posted about it…
    All this time hearing the Bears interested in Winston and Bucs interested in Bridgewater to now reality the Bears interest in Bridgewater and WHAT! No word on any interest in JW yet…

  31. LazyMoak Says:

    this you ?

    MirrorMirrowOnTheWall Says:
    March 16th, 2020 at 1:54 pm
    You must be creative and find ways to have fun if you are a Bucs fan because you will not have fun winning.

    Finally Jameis is free. I will visit this here corner of the web to remind Sucs fans how bad they SUCK. As is I am no longer a Sucs fan.

  32. Mike Johnson Says:

    Nobody can Spin father time. Not even crippled old man Brady. I think my fellow Buc fans are absolutely delusional. The guy is gonna come in here, play a few games and do a..Classic Sweezy. Get his money for nothin and his chicks for free.

  33. martinii Says:

    Now that we are standing on the cliff and jumping is inevitable I have decided to say NO on Brady. Age, Price, New team, and like I have l mentioned before, “Brady is a Patriot, NOT a Buc. A great player that I love to watch, But not a Buc…………..
    Sometimes ya got to listen to your gut, Ive never been a fan of temporary quick fixes, can’t go there now. BUT I Am Happy For all who want this move and if it happens will always be a fan.

  34. Buc1987 Says:

    Gabbert’s going to BE the bridge!

  35. tmaxcon Says:

    El Buco Realisto Says:
    March 16th, 2020 at 1:47 pm

    @John Sinclair

    Most likely the jobs of the front office and coaches the following year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    go bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    it’s a 100% guarantee bucs will have a new regime next year. BA and his BS is catching up to him fast!!!!! BA and his puppet licht will make this the worst off season in team history. it will be almost as bad as wasting a top pick on cancer93 and pissing 100 million plus down the drain trying to build around her!!!!!! especially since suh came to town and in only one year erased the memory of cancer93 and enlightened bucfan what man is…..

  36. tmaxcon Says:

    Buc1987 Says:
    March 16th, 2020 at 2:16 pm

    Gabbert’s going to BE the bridge!

    you might be joking now but more than likely you are right sir.

  37. tmaxcon Says:


    gabbert will be the bridge to nowhere very similar to the way cancer93s great first step to nowhere led to the basement

  38. PSL Bob Says:

    Have said all along, what a fitting way to cap off a HOF career. Bring the Bucs out of the proverbial depths of despair to a Super Bowl outing in Year 1 or 2 of Brady’s new contract. In brand new, shiny uniforms to boot!

  39. Pewter power Says:


    Haha Haha that would be hilarious, BA did say he didnt care who the quarterback was he could win with anyone. We’ll end up with drew stanton

  40. Stanglassman Says:

    This makes more sense with you think of it as a marketing cash grab instead of an attempt to win the division and Super Bowl.

  41. Dapostman Says:

    The Bucs have a better chance of getting Mike Brady and he’s dead.

  42. PuertoRicanBucFan Says:

    Brady as of today is 42 how is he going to 45 in year 2? 🤣

  43. CalBucsFan Says:

    Hey Joe, why not include that with Brady at QB the Bucs become the first team in the history of the league to win a Super Bowl in their own stadium???…. since you’re fantasizing.

  44. Allbuccedup Says:

    Two year with third year option. Two years 55mil(30 year one 25 year two with 25 option year) 40 guaranteed.

  45. SwampFox Says:

    Lemme axe youse wiseguys, would the Glazers be small enough to deliberately bid up Brady to make Robert Kraft uncomfortable paying so much to keep Brady that he sours his relationship with Bellecheck? Sound silly? A few other Kraft meanderings sound silly.

  46. DoooshLaRue Says:

    PR Buc,

    You beat me to it!

  47. Hodad Says:

    I’d take a dead Bart Starr over Jameis, so I’d sure take a 43 year old GOAT.

  48. JimmyJack Says:

    Hey man Brady leading the Bucs will win more games. How could you honestly deny that.

    $$….so what? You can backload that sucker. You can easily keep this DL together no problem.

    But why does Tom wanna come to Tampa? Does he? He wanna take hits like Been? Like Luck? Like Carson? Like Winston?

    My guess is no Tom don’t wanna take hits. Tom to Tampa Bay just don’t fit for me. It stinks.

  49. SteveK Says:

    Bring Brady to Tampa! He gives us a legit shot at s super bowl. He’s perfect to align coach Arians career. Let’s go for it!

  50. BucEmUp Says:

    How about keep Jameis, let him start a season with a top 5 defense, get the run game humming and win 11 games. It really is that simple. Sign the D-line, draft oline and win some games.

  51. stpetebucsfan Says:

    Jameis has more physical talent than Brady at this point. But Jameis is a horrible choker obviously Brady is not. Talent is not enough when you’re such a choker!

  52. lambchop Says:

    Pitch Brady one last challenge:

    Win a Superbowl in the stadium your home team plays in.

  53. lol Says:

    Bucs gonna be MUCH worse on offense without Winston. Just sayin

  54. LarryGenyass Says:

    I’m not quite understanding some of the comments. Lack of common sense perhaps. He’s old yes. The guy is the Goat for christ sakes. Efficiency is all that’s needed. Brady brings experience and very limited turn overs to the table. Give him a bit of time and weapons he’ll be perfect for that offense. God knows having a running back is irrelevant in the grand scheme of things. Tampa has had a good core for years now. Sell some tickets and be a wild card or a divison winner for a few years shouldn’t be a problem. Brees has a dead arm around October and Ryan is good with a poor team. Carolina will be Carolina. This is Brady’s best option really. Why would he want to face the Chiefs possibly 3 times to get to a super bowl? The money situation in my opinion will be the last thing he’s worried about. He understands what he needs to be successful.

  55. Buccfan37 Says:

    Brady would be like a soap opera player. Anything to juice up this mess dragging out that might save or distract from the overall shot callers. Bringing Brady to the Bucs? This whole idea reeks of desperation . I can’t wait to laugh if it happens.

  56. SteelStudBuc Says:

    You guys already planning the parade?

  57. runnerdoc Says:

    Tom Brady is 43 years old. He played poorly last year and it wasn’t entirely on his receivers. He digressed measurably. We won’t win with with (not to say we’d win with Jameis). The Bucs will sell a few tickets, begin to lose, lose more fans and Licht/Arians will get the firing they deserve, having made such a silly decision.

  58. stpetebucsfan Says:


    Who were Brady’s receivers last year? I honestly can’t remember..I think Edelman was his #1…a glorified Hump. Where was ME13 or Godwin much less OJ or Brate for the Pats? Brady has yet to recover from Gronk’s retirement.

  59. Lakelandsteve Says:

    I will believe it when he puts on a Bucs uniform. If he were to come I would imagine it’s with a new right tackle and another running back who is great at picking up blitzers but is also a great pass catcher. If anyone has ever watched Brady for even a half you know he loves to check it down to his running back. Is there a free agent running back that would fit the bill that doesn’t break the bank?

  60. Buczilla Says:

    Not happening, but I’ll be happy AF if it does. Not cringing every time my quarterback throws the ball is strangely appealing…

  61. adam from ny Says:

    brady’s gonna make justin watson look like a borderline superstar…like with chris hogan