The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have again pulled off the impossible with their signing of controversial wide receiver Antonio Brown.
Bringing Tom Brady to Tampa Bay as a free agent was huge. Rob Gronkowski felt like an impossibility. Even with these other insane signings, Antonio Brown joining the Buccaneers is the season’s craziest occurrence so far.
All the signs pointed to this deal never happening. Brown’s antics made it appear that an NFL return was out of the question, and Bruce Arians had been very vocal that Tampa Bay didn’t need him.
Unfortunately for the doubters, Tom Brady has continued to prove the disbelief wrong at every turn. For a deal like this to come about, Brady had to pull strings in the background, but he is constructing the special team that he wanted.
Many fans shrugged off the possibility that this would occur many months ago when Brady officially took over as the starter. Still, it is clear that Brady and Brown developed an immediate connection that they want to maintain.
Even before this signing, the Buccaneer offense looked like one of the best in the NFL, but now it is undeniable: the Buccaneers have the most offensive firepower in the NFL by a healthy margin.
Brown is immediately the most talented WR3 in NFL history, but time will tell if this move will benefit the Bucs.