Tom Brady just completely changed the offseason for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as he decided to come out of retirement after just a month.
With just one day remaining before the beginning of the NFL free agency, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans and front office alike were thrown a massive curveball with Tom Brady’s shock announcement that he will be returning for the final year of his contract.
This all comes after Brady had officially retired just weeks after the end of last season as many had predicted he would, given his ripe young age of 45.
But Brady’s career has been far from normal, so it goes without saying that the league should have expected the future Hall of Famer’s retirement to be anything but normal as well.
In a shock announcement Sunday afternoon, Brady said that he just couldn’t hangup the cleats yet, and that there was still “unfinished business” to be dealt with.
Given his poor performance in the team’s season ending loss to the L.A. Rams last season, it’s no surprise to see that probably didn’t sit well all off-season with an alpha-tier competitor like Brady.
As a result of the news, the Buc’s entire position in the league will change.
Before the news, the Bucs had no competitive QB, a lot of contract uncertainty with key players hitting the market, and a major budget cap problem. With one of those key issues fixed, now the rest falls to the Bucs front office in a much more attainable manner.
What was probably going to be a rebuilding year will most certainly now be another attempt at a Super Bowl.
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