We need to stop talking Tom Brady’s mystery past free agent possibility

Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images) /

Recent news broke the news of a mystery team deciding against signing Tom Brady during the 2020 offseason. Brady then had an expletive-laced reaction which made the headlines. The news has certainly been overblown and need to stop. He plays for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and that’s that.

During his appearance on HBO’s The Shop, a show co-produced by Lebon James where guests freely chit-chat, Brady referred to this mystery team that decided against signing him. Brady was quoted as saying “I was thinking, ‘You’re sticking with that motherf—er?'”  as he reminisced on the situation. Due to the nature of the comment, it made waves around the news due to the nature of the quote, and for “going against the grain” when it comes to Brady.

It’s that special time of year where the NFL Draft is behind us, free-agent signings and trades have grounded to a halt, and we find ourselves eagerly awaiting the start of training camp. Since America is a football-starved nation, anything football-related seems to make headlines during the dog days of Summer. That was certainly the case here, and it needs to stop.

Sure, recent reports that insiders believe the Las Vegas Raiders were this “mystery” team may add some sizzle to this Salsbury steak of a story, but really what’s honestly the point?

The fact of the matter is Brady is the quarterback of the Buccaneers. Not only that, he is reigning Super Bowl MVP, and shows no signs of slowing down, especially considering all 22 starters and some change will be back with a full offseason to prepare.

Sure, this kind of thing can be fun to speculate around the water cooler, if your office’s post-COVID protocols allow for water coolers, or being in the office in the first place of course. At the end of the day though, none of it really matters. Brady has the Bucs and the Bucs have Brady, and that’s that.

The Buccaneers were smart enough to sign Tom Brady, and he was smart enough to sign to this deep and loaded roster, and even bring some friends. Both parties are better for it, and we’re onto 2021. There’s no sense looking back on 2020. Besides, that’s never really been Brady’s style.

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