The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have made a trade unlike any they’ve made before. No doubt fortunes will be changed forever after this trade by the Buccaneers.
In a story that has already made its rounds on the international superhighway, Tom Brady’s 600th touchdown pass was caught by Mike Evans, and the historical pigskin was then given to a lucky fan. The fan had a piece of NFL history in his hands, or a newfound fortune depending on where their priorities lied.
This is the Buccaneers though. The team with the best front office in football. They didn’t get that reputation by standing by all willy-nilly when the goal of bringing back all 22 starters and some change from their 2020 Super Bowl champion roster was put in front of them, nor did they when Brady became available on the open market. They certainly were not going to do that when Brady’s 600th touchdown ball was also there for the taking. Bleacher Report has the official terms of the trade below:
Now, as with any trade, the “winner” and “loser” of the deal will always be up for debate and interpretation. If you think that the fan should have kept the ball for all it is worth, that’s entirely up to you.
To be fair though, we don’t know exactly what plays the different game ball were used for, and probably never will. We should, however, eventually find out what “something nice in return” Brady will be giving the fan before we can fully judge this deal. It’s like when draft picks are traded. It isn’t fair to judge a trade until it is revealed what the picks turn into.
With the trade deadline approaching, the Buccaneers have fired their first cannon in the impending mayhem. There will be more to come, there may not, but with this front office, you never know.