Tom Brady replacements the Buccaneers need to pursue immediately

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The Buccaneers need to get busy on replacing Tom Brady.

Well, this was never going to be fun, but all good things must come to an end. Tom Brady and the Buccaneers are going their separate ways, and the fallout in Tampa will prove to be massive.

Any team losing their starting quarterback after making the playoffs will find itself in a tough spot. When you add in that this quarterback is the best of all time and the rightful MVP in 2021, that blow becomes even harder.

One way or another, this roster needs to find a way to move forward, and that starts with the most important position on the field.

Strike while the iron is hot, right?

Replacing Brady won’t be easy, but the Bucs need to be extremely active in their quarterback search if they want to make the most of what is a very talented roster. There is no name too outlandish to try for.

Option #1

Aaron Rodgers

Rodgers may rub some people the wrong way, but there is no option on the market with more talent. The likely MVP is coming off another extremely impressive season if you take away some off-field concerns, and that is exactly what the Buccaneers need to focus on.

Brady is a tough act to follow, but Rodgers may be the only player in the league with enough talent to actually make this team better. From a massive arm to a bit more mobility outside of the pocket, Rodgers would fit in with a Bruce Arians or Byron Leftwich-led offense like a glove.

In addition to this being a fit for the Bucs, it also works well for Rodgers. Following Brady is tough from a legacy standpoint, but the Buccaneers are currently the only NFC playoff team without a 2022 plan at quarterback, and Rodgers should see that as a plus.

Rodgers would step in with the most talented offense of his career on day one and with a unit that won the Super Bowl just two years ago.

There have certainly been crazier options, and if the Bucs want to make the most of next year, they at least need to try with Rodgers. The Packers may not like it, but like the other QBs on this list, they may not have a choice if they want to get anything.