Tom Brady is already the best QB in Bucs history. Yes, that includes Jameis Winston.
Tom Brady hasn’t even taken a snap in a Tampa Bay Buccaneers uniform and he’s already the greatest quarterback to ever play for the franchise.
Now, before you jump on me and talk about how that’s a ‘homer take’ or say that Brady is vastly overrated, make sure you read the rest.
Here’s a look at the three reasons why Tom Brady is already the greatest quarterback in franchise history before he even takes the field for the first time.
3. The Bucs don’t have a long list of historical great QBs
First, let’s start with the more obvious reason: It’s not like Tampa Bay has this great historical list of Hall of Fame quarterbacks.
Vinny Testaverde, Brad Johnson, Doug Williams, Josh Freeman, Steve Young, Trent Dilfer, Jameis Winston. Which name really sticks out to you as first-ballot Hall of Famer during their time with the Bucs?
Of course, Testaverde and Johnson had nice careers, but let’s not pretend that they were absolute gunslingers like Brady. Yes, Winston put up a lot of numbers, but don’t you have to win games to be considered an all-time great?
You see, the first problem with looking at things through an ‘all-time lens’ is realizing that there simply haven’t been all that many ‘all-time greats‘ at the quarterback position for the Buccaneers.
None of them have the legacy of Tom Brady, for sure, and that’s why this can be a discussion.