Licht: Brady Can Still Wing It

March 30th, 2020

“You still have it Tom.”

The potential hiccup to signing Tom Brady as the Bucs quarterback is the question of when does Father Time tap Brady on the shoulder?

Father Time is undefeated. And when he tells an athlete it is time to pack it in, the dropoff is often sudden if not dramatic. Doesn’t matter how much of a superstar the athlete is.

So can the Bucs dodge the inevitable for the next two seasons? Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht is thinking three.

When he appeared this morning on “Stay in Bed,” seen on BSPN, Licht discussed Brady’s skillset at 42 (he will be 43 this summer).

“The tape showed to us he had plenty of arm,” Licht said. “In fact, we thought he could still throw it deep and the mobility was the same. We did not see a decline in his arm talent whatsoever. In fact, we feel like he can play for over two years for us and hopefully, that is the case.”

Brady is currently signed with the Bucs through the 2021 season when he will be 44.

Of course Brady has made it clear in years past his goal was to play until he was 45.

12 Responses to “Licht: Brady Can Still Wing It”

  1. Robert Says:

    I don’t care if he has a noodle arm and can only get it 30 yards, he would still take defenses apart better than that other guy

  2. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Those who claim Brady has lost it are in the vast minority……..he has considerable skills and they don’t all rely on a strong arm. It’s that muscle between his ears that I care about.

  3. LordCornelius Says:

    I remember telling someone this wasn’t like Peyton’s 2014 season where you could tell he was fizzling out by the end of the year, and that carried into 2015 when he was a shell of himself. Brady looked fine in the playoff game in terms of arm strength n pocket poise.

  4. Cobraboy Says:

    Good news he has a $50 million brain, a prime component for an NFL QB. The last guy has a Dollar Store brain.

    The difference between great and not great NFL quarterbacks is NOT the arm. It’s the head and speed of processing.

  5. Casual Observer Says:

    Cobra – Exactly!

  6. stpetebucsfan Says:

    Big Hog

    An honest question let’s see if you have the cojones to answer.

    In all honesty if through some magic…we could have chosen between Patrick Mahomes or TB12 how many of us would have preferred Mahomes?

    How many of us believe that Mahomes…at this the very best QB in the league?

  7. GhostofSchiano Says:

    30 interceptions and 6 pic sizes versus ????

    Exactly. I’ll take Brady all day over squinting crab leg stealing, uber squealing “L” eating Winston

  8. Radsy Says:

    He’s held up incredibly well, but one thing that was very noticeable last season was that he wasn’t able to throw his go-to outs as well anymore. He’s thrown those as well as anyone throughout his career, and the Pats seemed to stay away from them.

  9. BucEmUp Says:

    You know what would be a good signing? Frank Gore at 2 mil a year..Dude would be a nice complment to.rojo and can pass block well for the less mobile Brady

  10. BigHog Says:

    stpetebucsfan:: I read your question about 4 times to make sure that my comprehension was on point. I know I put a lot of Blackness in my posts and I will never apologize for that! I have only one thing against TB12 and that is his age..his sheet which I checked is impeccable…he is known as THE GOAT of which I concur, but I think the BAY AREA is over the moon that we got TB12 and I think the only reason TB12 is here is the money…no other team was willing to part with top dollars on a 42 year old QB….yes Patrick would have been my choice ….age…mobility…and his style of play!!! My choice Patrick but I think TB12 is the Tampa Bay Area’s Dream come true!!

  11. Alanbucsfan Says:

    Last year or 2 for Suh, JPP, David, maybe MEvans- Brady is worth the gamble to win NOW.

  12. Proudbucsfan Says:

    IMHO, Brady can and will play beyond 45 only” if we can protect him. I am one of Donavan Smiths harshest critics. I was one that was saying force him to learn how to play right tackle but he improved dramatically last year. He still needs to get a lot better and if he don’t, Brady isn’t going to last. I do have confidence that our new QB will help him improve to the level of play that is expected of him.