Brad Johnson is one of the most accomplished quarterbacks in Buccaneers history, and his online presence after the NFL is equally entertaining.
As the only two quarterbacks in franchise history to lead their teams to Super Bowl victories, Brady may get the slight nod based on the fact that his defense wasn’t as good to start his time in Tampa and that he did it all in year one. Still, the comparison is very close, especially when considering Johnson’s status as one of the most accurate quarterbacks of all time.
Through four seasons in Tampa, Johnson threw for 10,940 yards, 64 touchdowns, and only 41 interceptions. During each of the seasons where he was the primary starter (2001-2003), Johnson never threw for less than 3,000 yards, which was very impressive when considering the team’s emphasis on the run and how the pass was utilized.
Johnson had a bit of an unceremonious departure from the team that he found so much success with, but his legacy remains unchanged. Regardless of stats or any other metric that fans can use to evaluate Johnson against the other starting quarterbacks in team history, Johnson is one of two where it counts the most.
While Brady is still etching his legacy in Tampa, Johnson has been out of the NFL for over a decade, but much like Brady, he has found plenty of ways to stay relevant off the field.
In a fun shift from professional football, Johnson has recently cultivated a social media following on Tik Tok and Twitter focused on trick shot videos.
BigBadBrad14 does it all in his short clips that he posts at an impressive frequency. From basketball shots behind the back to football throws that showcase the accuracy that he is famous for, Johnson is about as entertaining as they come in the realm of sports social media.
In an industry where making it big and developing a following is already hard enough to do online, Brad Johnson’s thousands of followers in a few shorts months (10.4 thousand on Tik Tok alone) is just another part of the success story that has been the last year for the Buccaneers and their former stars.
Johnson will always be the guy that led the Buccaneers to their first-ever Super Bowl, and Bucs fans now have the opportunity to appreciate him on a near-daily basis in a new and fun way.
In a year where Tampa can’t stop winning, Bucs fans that want to reminisce on one of the greatest NFL teams of all time have a new way to do so that is growing in popularity by the day.
Those that have loved Johnson for years already know the legacy that he left in the NFL, but the popularity of social media and Johnson’s talent will bring an entirely new generation up to speed on a great player and entertainer.