The free-agent requests to join the Buccaneers are coming.
Tom Brady brings much more to the Buccaneers than his stellar play on the field. Since he arrived in the NFL, Brady has been a team-first player, and his team-friendly contracts and draw on players across the league made the Patriots contenders for nearly two decades.
Like leaving a toxic ex, Brady has cut out the scary side of playing alongside him (Bill Belichick), and now, far more players across the league should be willing to join Brady in Tampa for a chance to win a Super Bowl.
These players will come from all corners of the NFL with requests to play alongside the GOAT; it’s just a matter of time.
Adrian Peterson is the first player on this list not because he makes the most sense, but because he was the one to start the roll. In an interview with TMZ, Peterson made his wishes known to play with Brady and win that first Super Bowl ring.
On paper, Peterson would be a cool addition to Ronald Jones and Leonard Fournette, but the Bucs would still be without a consistent pass-catcher to pair with Brady out of the backfield.
Peterson is like an older version of Fournette, who would be great in the third role for a rush-heavy team like the Ravens, but the Buccaneers need a different skillset.
If Fournette walks in free agency (which seems like it should be impossible now), expect for Peterson to get an added look from the front office.