Buccaneers: Tom Brady to Dolphins rumors make no sense, this year
As if we haven’t had enough this NFL offseason, now the big new rumor is that Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady is “working” on getting to the Miami Dolphins, which doesn’t make a whole lot of sense for the Buccaneers.
The NFL community really can’t catch a breather, can we? Every day it seems like a new rumor or bombshell announcement of a trade comes out that makes the league resemble year three of a Madden franchise. Now, the hot new gossip on the streets is that Tom Brady wants to go the Dolphins. There is no way that happens in 2022.
Let’s look at this logically.
Brady has already been recruiting and campaigning for the Bucs to bring in, or bring back, various players to join the team this offseason, and even announced his un-retirement to come back to the Bucs. Why go through the trouble if he was just gonna move slightly further south to Miami? Also, why would the Buccaneers trade him, to begin with? He’s Tom Brady.
There’s also the fact that the AFC is absolutely stacked with teams, and high-quality quarterbacks, while the NFC would be a much easier road to the Super Bowl. Granted, Brady is the most competitive human on the planet, and him jumping to THIS AFC, winning it (while potentially beating the New England Patriots twice in the process) would be the ultimate boss move. That said, at this stage in the game, it seems highly unlikely.
Now that’s 2022. 2023 on the other hand… we’re not so sure.
While this rumor came out of left field, the somewhat random Baker Mayfield to Tampa Bay rumors came out of right field recently. Now, they start to look a little less random. Could the Buccaneers bring him in to be the backup, and eventually take over as the starter if Brady decides to get to Miami in 2023? Could Tua Tagovailoa be included in some deal? It’s not the centerpiece, but it’s certainly somewhere on the table. Besides, it isn’t like the idea of Kyle Trask was moving the needle much for fans if season ticket sales and Twitter were any indications, this writer notwithstanding of course.
While it’s certainly POSSIBLE that Brady may want to join the Miami Dolphins in 2023, it’s unlikely to happen, even with all of their weapons. Then again, it isn’t like the Buccaneers don’t have their fair share of cannons on the ship either. For now, though, Tom Brady is the quarterback of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and everyone is just going to have to deal with it.