New odds have Buccaneers connected to Super Bowl MVP quarterback

Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) /

Updated odds now show the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a great chance to bring in a former Super Bowl MVP to be the new Buccaneers quarterback after Tom Brady.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are learning what the New England Patriots learned which is that life after Tom Brady can stir fans, and the NFL community at large, into a frenzy. Granted, Brady didn’t spend nearly as much time with the Buccaneers as he did with the Patriots, but the GOAT is still a GOAT and brought a Super Bowl championship to Tampa Bay.

The range of quality when it comes to the Bucs’ potential next quarterback is huge when it comes to quantity. Odds seem to change every day with each new offseason rumor. Spoiler alert: things will probably change as soon as you’ve finished reading this article.

At this moment though, a new quarterback has entered the battlefield, and he brings a Super Bowl MVP pedigree.

If you were expecting Aaron Rodgers, fear not. The former Super Bowl MVP is none other than Nick Foles, who, unlike Rodgers, has beaten Brady in a big game. In fact, should Brady stay retired, Foles will have the honor of being the last quarterback to defeat Brady in a Super Bowl.

Of course, this probably isn’t the most glamorous option for Bucs fans, especially since it seems like the Philadelphia Eagles are the only team that can bring out the best in Foles. The highs have been as high as possible with Foles, but the same can be said for the lows.

Given the Buccaneers’ current salary and pending free agent situation, fans may need to slightly temper expectations. Whoever the next quarterback is, he’ll more likely than not be a “bridge” or “stop-gap” option. If the Bucs do bring in a veteran from the outside, it’ll be someone in the mold of Foles or Jimmy Garoppolo. A winning pedigree, but not in the traditional way. Plus, Bruce Arians doesn’t have much left in the coaching tank, and his successor will want his own choice at quarterback when the time comes.

Is this the most exciting turn of events for a lot of fans? Probably not. However, Arians loves to sling the rock, and the last time Foles had this sort of game plan was Super Bowl LII. Who knows? Perhaps the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ current structure could unlock that Nick Foles magic, especially if his cheap price tag allows them to keep as many weapons as possible. Of course, since this is the NFL offseason, another rumor/report is probably right around the corner which would turn this into a moot point.