Tampa Bay Buccaneers still Super Bowl favorites despite offseason uncertainty

Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) /

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers face an offseason of uncertainty but will remain Super Bowl favorites.

This offseason, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have work to do, to put it mildly. Several key pieces are set to become free agents, Shaquil Barrett, Chris Godwin, Lavonte David, Rob Gronkowski, Leonard Fournette, Antonio Brown, and Ndamukong Suh are all set to hit the open market. They will likely command big money, either from the Buccaneers, or whoever else desires their services. Naturally, Buccaneers fans are slightly worried as one of the hardest parts of repeating as Super Bowl champions are keeping the roster and staff together. 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans shouldn’t worry though, for one reason.

That reason? Tom Brady. The New England Patriots had one of the greatest sports dynasties we’ve ever seen, and towards the twilight of it, the debate was always who was more responsible between Brady and Bill Belichick. As of now, advantage Brady considering he just won the Super Bowl his first season with a new team and the Patriots went 7-9. The thing is, as long as Brady is the Buccaneers quarterback, they will always be a threat to win the Super Bowl, just as the case was in New England.

It’s pretty widely accepted that Brady is the greatest quarterback of all time, and a case can be made that he’s also the greatest player of all time. Talent-wise, this is by far the best supporting cast he’s had offensively in quite some time, and Brady has proven that as long as the defense is adequate, he can work with it. That’s why he’s held on the pedestal that he is. You don’t become the greatest of all time without adapting to your surroundings.

The main takeaway is that regardless of who the Buccaneers lose this offseason, or who steps in to replace them, there’s no reason to worry. Fear not though, the sky isn’t falling. In fact, the sky is the limit. Simply put, when Tom Brady is your quarterback, you’re automatically Super Bowl favorites. The NFL better get used to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers sticking around for a few years until Brady decides to hang up the cleats.