Tom Brady, greatest quarterback in Buccaneers history retires

Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images) /

Tom Brady has retired from the NFL. Thus ends the greatest career in NFL history, and the greatest quarterback in Buccaneers history.

Tom Brady has retired. Putting that sentence to print really doesn’t even feel right, nor does saying those words out loud. However, the greatest career in the history of American sports has come to an end, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers must now find a successor for the greatest quarterback they’ve ever had.

The Buccaneers have had quite the intriguing or even unique history when it comes to the quarterback position. In their two Super Bowl championships in their franchise history, Brady was the quarterback for one, the undisputed GOAT of GOATs, and the other was one with Brad Johnson under center. Talk about running spectrum.

However, other than these two periods, the Bucs as a franchise have been almost cursed when it comes to the quarterback position. It’s not that they’ve picked the wrong ones to choose per se, it’s just that they have always been a team with many holes to fill other than the most important position. They have always been a franchise always looking for that one player to fix everything, and turn the ship around, when in reality it takes a whole crew.

Even in their most successful periods, other than the aforementioned Super Bowl title runs, the quarterback position at left much to be desired. Doug Williams, Shaun King, Trent Dilfer, and Chris Simms have all started playoff games for the Bucs, not exactly a Mount Rushmore.

Brady was able to bring light to a franchise and fanbase stuck in the dark for so long, even playing in the sunshine state.

Tom Brady is not only the greatest quarterback in the history of the NFL, but even in two seasons at age 43 and 44, he is also the greatest quarterback the Buccaneers have ever been able to call their own. To even begin to list all of his accolades would take an entire book, and that’s only talking about his time in Tampa Bay. Now, the search is on for the next starting quarterback of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Thank you Tom Brady.


There are now conflicting reports on the status of Tom Brady’s career.

So there you have it. Nothing is official at this time and it looms like we may have this decade’s version of “Favre Watch” on our hands. Buckle up buckaroos.