Tom Brady Accomplishes Unique Feat

March 23rd, 2022

Veteran of NFC South wars.

A lot has changed in the past two weeks, huh?

Two weeks ago the Bucs were peering into the abyss with Blaine Gabbert as a starting quarterback and looking for a new interior offensive line, likely a tight end, a No. 1 running back, a starting corner and probably a couple of defensive linemen.

That all changed when Tom Brady flashed the bat signal on a Sunday night.

Now the Bucs are reloading instead of rebuilding and life seems damn near perfect in Tampa Bay as a result. The sun is brighter, the birds chirp louder, the chicks are hotter and the Big Storm Brewing beers seem colder.

But it wasn’t just the Bucs that changed. So too did the NFC South.

The slimy Saints lost their starting left tackle yesterday. The Dixie Chicks unloaded Matty Ice and replaced him with a gimmick runaround quarterback Marcus Mariota (LOL! PLEASE run on Devin White and Lavonte David. Please!)

How wild have the past two weeks been? Well, some folks around the NFL believe Brady is something of a mercenary. He’s just collecting a few checks with the Bucs and the team is riding on his back, so these folks think.

But consider: Brady is now the longest-tenured starting quarterback in the NFC South. How is that? Has that ever happened for a Bucs quarterback since the division was formed in 2002 and Brad Johnson left after getting hurt in 2004?

Yeah, Mr. Entertainment, America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, has been with the slimy Saints for three years but in his first year he backed up Drew Brees.

Mariota? This is his first year with the Dixie Chicks.

Sam Darnold? This will be his second season with the Stinking Panthers. Three years ago it was Teddy Bridgewater.

So yeah, this offseason has been so wild, Brady is starter longer than any other quarterback in the division.

35 Responses to “Tom Brady Accomplishes Unique Feat”

  1. AKicknTheBucNuts Says:

    Most important: More wins than any other QB in the division.

  2. Beeej Says:

    Hopefully he’ll make it to 4

  3. Walter Says:

    Amazing to watch the South unilaterally surrender to the Bucs without a fight after whooping on us year after year.

  4. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Once upon a time, the Bucs had the 4th best QB in the NFC South lol and Now Brady is the best of the best. Life is good at least 1 more year anyways.

    GO BUCS!!!!

  5. Defense Rules Says:

    ‘Some folks around the NFL believe Brady is something of a mercenary. He’s just collecting a few checks with the Bucs and the team is riding on his back, so these folks think.’

    A mercenary? REALLY? Given that the NFC South is currently reeling Joe, I’m not sure that Tom Brady being the longest-tenured QB in the division is the best way to counter anyone who views TB12 as a ‘mercenary’.

    A ‘mercenary’ IMO is a gun for hire who goes to the highest bidder. That hardly fits Tommy’s situation here. HE CHOSE THE BUCS, not the other way around. He’s getting paid far from what he could IF that was his motivation. I was surprised that we got ONE year out of him (hey, he was 43 in 2020 which is rather old for a starting QB on any team, much less on a Bucs’ team that had just gone 7-9 in 2019).

    To get THREE years out of him (now at age 45 this year) is awesome. He’s transformed the Bucs, in more ways than one. Not exactly what mercenaries do.

  6. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Learn to pronounce
    (of a person or their behavior) primarily concerned with making money at the expense of ethics.

    One of the very last adjectives I would ascribe to Tom Brady…..

    He plays for the love of the game and has for many years…..not for the money

  7. SufferingSince76 Says:

    Those NFL folks are just butt hurt that he threw water on their ridiculous stories. As already said, a guy who spends 20 years with one team and takes less money to help build a team around him is hardly a mercenary. They are way off base on this one.

  8. 1#bucsfan Says:

    Who freaking cares we got the goat n he brought all of his other farm animals with him to play. Let’s gooo

  9. westernbuc Says:

    I still haven’t gotten a good explanation why Brady wanted to leave the only team that courted him during free agency and has been willing to give him all the tools he needs/demands

  10. STL-BucsFan Says:

    @Tampabaybucfan that definition sounds a lot like another #12 up north who is all about the $$ and himself, and how did that #12 win the MVP??? sorry I’ll take OUR #12 Mr. Brady over anyone!!!!

  11. New England Patriots Fan Says:

    Team still needs to get another weapon beyond Gronk (who will sign after Free Agency) and draft, or signed a pass rusher. Joe can we start to see some stories on the draft position groups at WR TE Guard DT and DE.

  12. TBfan Says:

    Rest Tom the second half of the nfc south games…a dumpster fire is a step up from these teams. New Orleans signing Winston to a deal is eye opening…how many games can they win throwing check downs for 4 quarters? Please Jamies…don’t throw down field is the game plan…if he throws a pick or two…right back to running plays and check downs…can you say 3 and out guys.

  13. Razor Ramone Says:

    Remember when the NFC South was the toughest division in football?

  14. Obie-Wan Says:

    Just say no to injuries.

  15. Bygdog45 Says:

    Sign Rojo

  16. lambchop Says:

    NFC South is the AFC East of old. Brady probably can’t wipe that smile off his face.

  17. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    lambchop well stated….only this year the bucs need to destroy the reeling saints, maybe a pick 6 from jamies or 2

  18. #8 Says:

    Suh & some pass rush left. If JPP says he can go, then I believe him. Would still love another FA pass rush signing.

    Then draft best players available regardless of position.

  19. tampabayallday Says:

    Go Bucs

  20. adam from ny Says:

    and the afc west is going to beat the sh!t out of each other all season…and might potentially be out of steam come playoff time…

    we have a legit shot to win the superbowl if things fall into place this year – even with that daunting schedule we’ve been handed

  21. Sheen Says:

    Can we please beat the Saints this year!

  22. HC Grover Says:

    I think a big problem last year was BA and his 1st 15 play scripts. They led to too many slow starts. Maybe let Brady loose to call em would remedy the dreaded ‘Slow Start’ problem.

  23. Your Mom Says:

    I thought Mariota had a lot of potential and had a sterling character compared to Winston (who deserves the slimy tag too).

    I will be curious to see what Mariota can do with a fresh team that features him… he may crash and burn but this will be his big chance.

  24. Lesco_Brandon Says:

    High gas and commodity prices made TB12 unretire 😉 . I dont know if I should be happy with that situation but I’m sure excited and elated that TB12 is back with the BUCS and looking forward to the opening of the season. GO BUCS!!!

  25. SPARKY Says:

    Hey AP writers, this is what a real MVP does. Without playing a game, his team is 50% better, and everybody else gives up.

  26. DEEEMO Says:

    The Tom Brady Effect….WOW! Was never a fan of his with Bellicheats and routed against the N.E. Pat-cheats every chance I got. But sure glad we have him in Tampa now. Changed the entire culture of this Team and City! Hope we got 2 years left with him and then Trask takes over! LFG……….

  27. unbelievable Says:

    Ha that is pretty crazy… so much turnover.

  28. Buc king Says:

    More like the bucs savior…he’s the Jesus of football

  29. SlyPirate Says:


    With 14 wins, TB12 will have the most regular season wins in Tampa history.

    With 38 TDs, TB12 will have the most regular season TDs in Tampa history.

    (He already has the most playoff wins)

    Does TB12 make the Ring of Honor?

    It does and doesn’t feel right.

  30. Erik Says:

    There is one thing brady has not accomplished and that is an undefeated season with a super bowl win. It hangs over his head and this team with all its talent can accomplish it, if we can go with no injuries which held back the team last season. If brady can get that one perfect season he will be more than happy to hang up the helmet and really enjoy retirement. Something like that would put the bucs in a major lime light and be the second team to ever make that happen, dolphins were the first and only.

  31. Captain Dan Lawrence Says:

    Go BUCS!!!!

  32. stpetebucsfan Says:

    D.R. and TBBF have pointed out how absurd the mercenary charge is with the Bucs.

    I would expand it to cover Brady’s entire career. He was famous for giving the hometown cap friendly discount to the Pats during his years there.

    Brady KNOWS he can make money. In addition he and his wife have close perhaps to a half billion nest egg…she actually made more money than him. Does that make him a Gigolo? LMAO

  33. tat12jiw Says:

    I haven’t actually checked the numbers myself but Brady probably has better numbers and more years under his belt then all three of those bums

  34. tat12jiw Says:


  35. Anonymous Says:

    Say what you will. But don’t let all the smoke, cloud the view of truth. Without the G.O.A.T. football just ain’t worth watching