The Buccaneers already have one of the wide receiver rooms in the NFL, but when Tom Brady jokes about adding legends, it still makes us think.
Two years ago, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were a forgettable team that saw a .500 winning percentage as a successful season and cultural relevance as attainable as snow in the Sahara. Then came Tom Brady, and with him, all the characteristics the Bucs were never able to achieve the last decade.
While many Bucs fans saw the acquisition of Tom Brady as more than they could have ever wanted, little did they know that Brady wouldn’t settle and would openly make overtures for the signing of old friends and respected opponents: Rob Gronkowski, Leonard Fournette, and Antonio Brown.
These moves, which proved to be incredibly important for the success of the 2020 campaign, with all three of those signings scoring in the Super Bowl, now makes one wonder if these surprise acquisitions are not yet over.
This is why when Brady released an ad for Madden in which he calls different friends of his to try and bring them to Tampa, any NFL fan has to at least consider that he might be serious. Among those he called were NFL greats like Randy Moss and Chad Johnson, who can probably still outplay most receivers in the current NFL even at their advanced ages, even if they were only there as jokes.
Although, Johnson is constantly talking about his ability to hang with NFL players today, and while it may seem crazy, he is still younger than Brady.
Maybe even more noticeable was the GOAT’s call to Julian Edelman. Though he says his playing days are behind him, so did Gronkowski before signing with the Bucs last year. Is anyone ever out of the league with Brady involved?
After the success of the Bucs on the field, the fact that Florida is a no income tax state and the chance to play with Tom Brady is too great not to joke about, even if it is an impossibility for most of these players ever to return.
If there is one thing to be sure of after last year, it’s that the influence Tom Brady carries in the free agency market is something that should never be doubted.
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