No Tom Brady Texts For Baker Mayfield

September 6th, 2023

It’s only Wednesday and the Bucs kick off Sunday at 1 p.m., but so far there have been no texts from Tom Brady to the man who is replacing him.

Baker Mayfield was asked today if he’s gotten any encouraging words from Brady via text. Mayfield gave a terse replay of, “No,” along with a head shake.

Recently, Patriots quarterback Mac Jones said on WEEI radio that Brady has been there for him as a mentor and they’ve communicated via text.

Joe has no thoughts of Brady bleeding pewter and red. And Joe certainly thinks competitive Brady low key wants the Bucs to lose this season so he doesn’t get a little stain on his resume. There’s no way Brady wants Mayfield walking around in January saying he took over for Brady and the Bucs improved.

Joe isn’t calling Brady a whiny asshat, but Brady is so competitive that it might be hard for him to cheer for his successor.

Would it be nice for Brady to have a chat with Mayfield this week? Yeah, it would be.

62 Responses to “No Tom Brady Texts For Baker Mayfield”

  1. KingLDavid54 Says:

    It will be because of Byron Leftwich’s firing, not Tompa Brady’s retirement, that the Bucs get better this year.

  2. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    “Joe has no thoughts of Brady bleeding pewter and red. And Joe certainly thinks competitive Brady low key wants the Bucs to lose this season so he doesn’t get a little stain on his resume. There’s no way Brady wants Mayfield walking around in January saying he took over for Brady and the Bucs improved.”

    I think that’s a silly thing to say.

    This isn’t the same team. A lot of new pieces have been added, along with continued development.

    Brady, I suspect, would take comfort in the culture change he brought about.

  3. BucU Says:

    Baker is our QB1 now and i’m gonna support him fully. I think he’s going to surprise everybody.

  4. Durango 95 Says:

    It sounds like something a whiny asshat would do though.

  5. stpetebucfan Says:

    Tom has returned to the Patriots. That’s fine with me. I appreciate the loan for that second SB. But I have no delusions of Tom Brady as a Buc. That’s over it’s time to move on! Tom’s heart is in Boston not Tampa. I do not say this with malice, if I started a career someplace and won a record number of titles that would always be THE place in my mind as well.

  6. HC Grover Says:

    Brady has escaped the Bowles Curse.

  7. sasquatch Says:

    This article is dumbassery on so many levels.

  8. Irishmist Says:

    He might have at least sent him a prospectus.

  9. Aleyz2020 Says:

    After the stunt Brady pulled last year ditching his Bucs teammates right before a game to attend Krafts’ wedding you can bet he’ll show up at a Patriots game before he’ll return to Tampa! But he’ll sure keep on cashing the checks!

  10. NE Fan Says:

    How about he has no love loss for Bowles and could give 2 shats if he succeeds or not. I don’t think Brady blew any smoke rings up Garapolos arse is first game as a 49er. Brady lost multiple records last season under Blows, there is probably more resentment than we all can imagine. Let’s also not forget the Glazers would let him play elsewhere after he retired. He also doesn’t seem to gravitate to QB’s that think they are premadonas. He tends to pay tribute to guys like Mahomes, Allen, Hebert versus Jackson, Mayfield, Roger, Dak guys that think they’re all that.

  11. NE Fan Says:

    Aley, why not??? He brought more money to Tampa & the Glazers than they could have ever imagined. He works like you and I to get paid. So he’s a bad guy now for cashing his mid range pay check? Bucs could have paid Jackson & Roger’s $50
    MM and got NOTHING!!!

  12. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Makes you wonder how he will feel about his replacement with Gi$$elle.

  13. Bucsfan13 Says:

    This is petty. Brady just was on his podcast and said he had much love for his teammates, Licht, the coaches, and owners. He spoke fondly of his ex teammates. He said he had faith that they will ball out this season. He gave a shout out to Evans, Godwin, and even new guys like White and Otton. And he said he might make a trip to one of the games.

    As far as Brady wanting the team to fail, that’s preposterous. He won a SB!! Unless Baker brings a SB to the team in his first year or any year, I think Brady is secure in his legacy. He’s not insecure one bit. The Patriots haven’t completely fell apart since he left. It’s just that he raised the standard so high when he was on the team that simply being competitive isn’t enough. That’s the standards for a true winning franchise. Have we just resorted back to the team that’s just happy to be competitive. Brady set the standard as SB wins.

  14. NE Fan Says:

    This guy rolls his eyes at Brady because he won’t pat him on the arse. I feel even more bad for Buc fans than I did before.

  15. Lord Cornelius Says:

    I agree that Brady is likely rooting against it deep down lol. Dude is a Michael Jordan once multiple lifetimes psychotic type competitor. I would almost be disappointed if he was actually happy if the Bucs offense out did him lol

  16. sasquatch Says:

    Who effing cares? It’s totally irrelevant.

  17. Felipe Says:

    I read yesterday that Brady thinks Mayfield is a bust and the Bucs should be going with Trask.

  18. Oneilbuc Says:

    Joe why do you care so much how Brady thinks or feel about the bucs ? He’s a Patriot rather you like it or not just like Sapp is a buc even though he played for the raiders. It’s time for you to stop acting like a loser and begging Brady to care about the bucs . Move on Brady ain’t coming back!!!

  19. attila Says:

    Brady doesn’t give a rat’s arse about the Bucs. He was here only to win and rake in the cash and he did both and left.

  20. Aleyz2020 Says:

    I wouldn’t exactly call $Millions$ a mid range paycheck. Some people actually work their whole life for just a fraction, so you won’t find any sympathy here! A public show of support for the team that is still providing for the lavish lifestyle would be a true “Thank you” to the fans here. Being humble goes a long way.

  21. Tampa Bay-ker Says:

    Now that I’m back to hating Brady (like I did before he won us a Super Bowl) I always thought Brady is a whiny asshat and I bet he won’t call Baker to wish him luck.

  22. Joe Says:

    Who effing cares? It’s totally irrelevant.

    You cared enough to comment. So the answer to your question is, well, you.

  23. Larrd Says:

    Who cares?

  24. Voice of Truth Says:

    We rented TB12, we get no long term rights

    He’s a Patriot at heart and Raider in the pocket

  25. Keimosabe Says:

    Reporters would lose their mind if Mayfield comes in and does what Brady couldn’t last year. We could argue that Mayfield is doing it with less and in a new system, couldn’t imagine that would sit well with ole man brady

  26. Keimosabe Says:

    Hmmm, comment under moderation, what cause I said reporters?

  27. Keimosabe Says:

    Yup, verified

  28. Keimosabe Says:

    Guess freedom of speech is dead here

  29. Bojim Says:

    Why should he?

  30. Divis Says:

    Brady said on Let’s Go how much he loves the Bucs. He even named a bunch of them, Todd included. Didn’t mention Byron though..

  31. Mostly Peaceful Trask Fan Says:

    A little insight on why Baker was gifted this job.

    When Baker became QB for the Browns parts of Oklahoma started broadcasting Browns games out of demand.

    It had zero to do with on field performance. There was no QB competition. It’s a market grab for a rebuild year.

    Bowles lied
    DC lied
    Licht lied
    Joe didn’t lie – but omitted that detail.

    Now we get to see the results of the BIG LIE this Sunday.

    You can spin it however you want, but the product on the field will speak for itself. You won’t be able to tell us not to believe our lying eyes.

    If Baker doesn’t live up to the hype it’s going to get ugly.

  32. D-Rome Says:

    I’m not certain why Brady would reach out to Mayfield. Does he know him personally? When you leave your job do any of you reach out to your replacement to check in?

  33. sasquatch Says:

    admin Says:
    September 6th, 2023 at 3:55 pm

    You cared enough to comment. So the answer to your question is, well, you.

    I don’t care about what the former retired QB does or does not do vis-a-vis our current QB.

    I do care about this site continuing to spew nonsense.

    I guess, for you guys, it’s all the same — whatever it takes to generate a click or comment.

  34. 757Buc’em Says:

    Why would he🤷🏾‍♂️. He busy prepping our future QB of the Buccaneers Mr. Shedur Sanders

  35. Joe Says:

    I don’t care about what the former retired QB does or does not do vis-a-vis our current QB.

    I do care about this site continuing to spew nonsense.

    Joe writes what interests Joe. Been that way for the 15 years this site has been up and running. And Joe fully understands this site is not for everyone. If you really don’t want to read about Tom Brady, then why did you even click it? Who put a gun to your head to read it?

    Trying to give Joe some guilt trip? Won’t work.

  36. K_bassuka Says:

    Or maybe Brady doesn’t care texting 🗑 players like Maybefield.

  37. No Mercy Says:

    Brady doesn’t need to send texts to people before games… and to assume he would be in any way upset about Baker being successful here… I’m not a fan of this narrative

  38. Just Saying Says:

    @Joe ask Trask if he’s received any encouragement from TB12

  39. Don’t tell me it’s raining Says:

    Mostly Peaceful Trask Fan Says: If Baker doesn’t live up to the hype it’s going to get ugly.

    What are you going to do? Storm One Buc and take it from the Glazers? Stop going to the games? Stop watching them on TV? Stop posting on JBF? Not buy a #6 jersey with Shake-n-Bake on it? What is it SPECIFICALLY that you have in your power, to do anything about it, whatsoever? Please, do tell.

  40. It's Corn Says:

    Brady is a sociopath

  41. adam from ny Says:

    brady is slowly migrating back towards new england in a sense…

    let’s be realistic…

    it sounds like a football score but it’s 20-3 (seasons)

    it’s not like he’s going in the hof as a buc…it’s not even a thought…

    brady’s 3 year stint in tampa is almost a blip on the radar…3 out of 23 is what percentage of a career? — you do the math…

    yeah when him sporting a bucs jersey was new, relevant and fresh, his presence as a buc was def felt…but that’s over now…

    he’s a patriot thru and thru with an honorable mention of the bucs…

    and if he didn’t pull a superbowl win out the hat here, the blip would be even smaller…so let’s all be grateful for that (1 of his 7)

  42. Hodad Says:

    For Brady to think like that, he’d have to be petty, and think like Joe. I doubt that’s the case. He spent 20 years in NE, unlike the 2 and a half years he spent here. He’s like a son to Robert Kraft. That’s the most likely reason he’s in touch with Jones. Only Joe for some reason sees the worst in people.

  43. NE Fan Says:

    From hero to zero in many of you what have you done for me today fans. Did it ever occur to you all the guy didn’t want to play his last season as a Buc. If anyone saw the sky falling when BA passed the torch he did. He was forced to play, forced to play in a offense that didn’t suit him or his wr’s, whether because BL, BA or Bowles or Licht for not addressing his paper oline. It doesn’t matter, he will never trash the Bucs organization or coaches/players, that’s not who he is. He helped give you something this organization hasn’t had in over a decade, almost twice. Aleyz, yes $25MM is a tremendous amount to most of us but if your position at work was paying $80K, would you take $40K, probably not, he did and he did it to help the team win. F Mayfield, if he lights it up, he’s off to the highest bidder. That’s the difference!!!

  44. optimisticbucsfan Says:

    Me neither…damnit!

  45. Beej Says:

    MPTF, your dedication to your (lost) cause is admirable

  46. Steelers fan Says:

    Trask is the successor to Brady even if Mayfield starts a few games. I bet Tom gives Trask a call when its his turn.

  47. Smashsquatch Says:

    You nailed it Joe, you know he’s thinking this, regardless of what he says or does.

  48. JTHV Says:

    This isn’t Tom Brady’s team, never was.

    Throw the ball to the ground.

  49. Mostly Peaceful Trask Fan Says:

    Don’t tell look up Dilfer’s interview where he talked about getting booed and heckled in restaurants and when fans threw binoculars at him after throwing interceptions.

    That’s what I mean.

  50. Jeff’s grandpa Says:

    Of course gurgles is here for to gurgle daddy’s nizzutts

  51. David Says:

    No one gives a damn about Baker let alone Tom Brady. NFL knows who Baker is,a dead horse not worthy of spending money on. The Bucs are so lucky Tom B. came around and won them a super bowl. There are no more Tom B. around to save Bucs and Baker is certainly no Tom B. He is a pure garbage. You will discover as other three teams the true Baker identity whenever he is benched .

  52. unbelievable Says:

    I agree with you 100% on this Joe.

    Brady is the ultimate competitor. And while I’m sure he’d be happy for guys like Evans, David, Wirfs, etc., he probably prefer their success come next season lol.

    I somehow doubt Brady was there for Mac Jones as a mentor during that 2020 season.

  53. David Says:

    Here is good example of Baker’s dishonest character taking shots at the three previous teams he played for;

    Here is Baker at today press conference;

    Reporter ; Why are you so pumped up for this season compare to the last seasons;
    Baker: “Just the organization as whole. What they telling you is what you getting. It is rare playing for organization like that.”

    No Baker other organization dumped you for good reasons. I heard the same garbage at your press conferences with the other teams when you praised them before they dumped you. Sadly this will be your last chance. You will not have another chance to reflect negative comments on Bucs with other teams when they let you walk. You were just lucky the toilet Bowl has man crush on you
    since you came out of the college.

    You are nothing but a journey man with a nasty unprofessional attitude.

  54. garro Says:

    Wow Joe,
    I didn’t get a text from Brady on my birthday. Does that mean I should be hurt or that Tom is an @$$?

    Slow news day? The word ridiculous comes to mind.

    Go Bucs!

  55. Hunter's Crack Pipe Says:

    Of course Brady will attend a game in Boston before Tampa, because he is being honored in week 1 by the Patriots. Tom has said publicly that he plans to attend games in tampa this year, as it “is only a 40 minute flight from Miami.”

    Also, Brady will make millions again this season from the Bucs in merchandise residuals, as the team has authorized a Brady12 jersey to be sold in creamsicle.

  56. wtf Says:

    This entire post sounds like the words of a “whiny asshat”

  57. BakerBucs Says:

    I just don’t understand all the responses bout t.brady must we just ignore he is a genuine 1 at rate cheater.he came to the bucs because that team has all the pieces to win a SB so he really did u no favors we did him the favor to show patriots they blew it when they hired him they really shud have fire the cheat belicheck the 2 of them are top notch cheats I don’t support losers that cheat nor shud u

  58. Danny Husak Says:

    Hey Felipe: STATE YOUR SOURCE.I read yesterday that Brady thinks Mayfield is a bust and the Bucs should be going with Trask.

    I READ yesterday that you can’t read. Danny Baker Buc Esq.

  59. BakerBucs Says:

    there is not 1 QB in NFL that hasn’t had a less than desirable game or 2 or 3 as a matter of fact is pretty much a given so plz don’t praise the wrong guy cause everyone of them gets traded demoted or tossed out so start this season off with good intentions if not u have to be a god darn Democrat & who wants to be tied tied to that,!!!!

  60. BakerBucs Says:

    where does all the friggin hate come from on this site?

  61. Student of the Game Says:

    Hey, NE Fan Says, Mayfield rolled his eyes at the stupidity of the question. Ask him about TB football not who texts him.

    David Says, you wanted Trask. We get it. Move on.

    Don’t tell me it’s raining, worse than that…we will be subjected to complaints about Mayfield in one form or another after TB goes 12-4.

  62. Student of the Game Says:

    Mostly Peaceful Trask Fan, I bet you have TDS too. Mayfield is better than your boy. Get over it. He’s not Brady, his did beat Mahommes in college and nearly in league championship game. It’s a team game. The best 5 QB’s in the NFL would not have a winning season at Carolina or Cleveland consistently.