The Buccaneers shouldn’t need to wonder about a future without Tom Brady, but perhaps keeping a plan for the unthinkable isn’t a terrible idea.
The media has tried to figure out and predict Tom Brady and his actions for the better part of a decade. For years we have heard that ‘this will be Brady’s last season’ or ‘there is no way Brady signs with the Buccaneers.’
Well, look where we are now.
Brady has a way of proving everyone wrong in this regard, largely due to the fact that most of the retirement-focused reports fail to acknowledge how much Brady loves football, but these shots in the dark do get more logical every season. Perhaps we should stop thinking about Brady through the lens of logic.
Regardless, Tom Brady won’t be on the Buccaneers forever, and the offseason trend of predicting the GOAT’s retirement has picked back up again. Talk shows and predictions are coming out of the woodwork discussing Brady’s future and Tampa scrambling to find a way to stay relevant, and it is at least worth knowing what other options are out there if Brady chose to retire at the end of the season.
Don’t bet on Brady leaving, but trying to say what or won’t happen in Tampa is an easy way to expose yourself if the past year and a half have shown us anything.
Here are the options for the Buccaneers if they need to replace the best player of all time: