Buccaneers: Tom Brady can make franchise and NFL history in 2021

Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) /

Tom Brady can only cement his legacy further with the Buccaneers in 2021. 

If you want to talk about impossible careers to replicate, the list starts and stops with Tom Brady. Whether you are looking at team accomplishments or individual awards, Brady tops the list across almost all professional sports.

Seven rings with two teams, various MVPs, and his one year with the Buccaneers were already plenty to keep Brady atop this list forever, but he isn’t stopping there. The Bucs have high expectations for 2021, and Brady has the opportunity to make history in even more ways.

For starters, the Bucs have never had a regular-season MVP. There has been some great Hall of Fame talent in Tampa that was overlooked in this voting process over the years, but to be fair, it is usually a quarterback award anyways.

Quarterback is the most valuable position on any team, so it tracks that quarterbacks win this award, especially in the modern era, far more than anyone else.

Who else is better to end the franchise drought in this category than the greatest quarterback of all time?

Brady was dominant last season. Even without the time to get an entire offseason in to learn the offense and build chemistry, he finished third in passing yards and second in passing touchdowns during the regular season.

Based on prior seasons and the fact that Brady was the most significant addition to the Buccaneers between obscurity and winning the Super Bowl, it is fair to say that he brought more value to the Bucs than Aaron Rodgers did to the Packers, but that is a conversation for a different day.

Regardless of how you look at it, Brady was easily within range of the MVP conversation, and that should only get better in 2021 as the offense builds more chemistry.

To make the already-grandiose award even more impressive, Brady would also be the oldest player in NFL history to win MVP, a record that he already holds.

Winning MVP at 44 would only make it that much more difficult for anyone else ever to surpass Tom Brady, and it adds to the legacy of the Buccaneers to have the oldest MVP in league history.

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The odds are long for Brady to win MVP with players like Patrick Mahomes and Aaron Rodgers playing on top of their games, but fans should never bet against the greatest quarterback of all time getting his due recognition. As we all saw last year, that is usually a fool’s bet.

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