3. Tom Brady
You knew Tom Brady was going to be on this list.
Now, this isn’t by any means a shot at Brady or an insinuation that he is going to have a bad year. It’s the simple hype that surrounds him.
Brady has been heralded as the savior of the franchise. He has seen his MVP odds skyrocket over the last couple of months. NFL analysts and fans alike are tracking his every move.
That amount of hype can never be lived up to.
As soon as Brady throws an interception, people are going to call him washed up. As soon as he has a game where he doesn’t just completely light up the scoreboard, he’s going to be pegged as a ‘bad signing’ for the Buccaneers.
There are simply too many expectations for the quarterback as he enters a new environment. Brady is going to have a great year, there’s no doubt about that. He might even be a Pro Bowler and compete for a deep postseason run.
But none of the success that he has on the field will ever live up to the hype that has been created for him coming into the season.