The impact of signing Tom Brady will be seen around the Tampa Bay Buccaneers organization for many years after the quarterback retires.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed QB Tom Brady to a two-year, $50 million deal earlier this offseason.
With the signing of the GOAT, the Buccaneers immediately vaulted into ‘contender status’ and are now expected to be legitimate competitors in the NFC South and beyond this season.
While many Buccaneers fans are excited about what Tom Brady brings to the organization over the course of these next couple of seasons, the impact of signing Brady may be felt even more strongly after the quarterback retires.
The truth of the matter is this: Tom Brady puts Tampa Bay on the map.
There’s a reason that we’re seeing the Buccaneers play in so many primetime games this season. It’s not because of the exciting young core, it’s not because of Bruce Arians and it’s not because of name recognition. It’s because of Tom Brady.
What Brady does, though, is bring those things to the attention of the rest of the country.
They’re going to get their opportunity to show the rest of the nation what they are capable of and it was Brady who will be giving them that platform.
But there’s even more.
It’s not just the platform that Brady is giving the Buccaneers now, but it’s the effects that will be felt in the future.
When analysts and fans fall in love with some of this young talent, they’re going to continue to follow them even after Brady retires. Free Agents who wouldn’t even consider Tampa Bay before are going to be giving the Bucs a hard look during offseasons well after Brady leaves.
Brady put the Bucs on the map and there’s an opportunity for the franchise to be forever changed as a result.