Why Dolphins punishment over Tom Brady could be bad news for Buccaneers

Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) /

The NFL has dropped the hammer on the Miami Dolphins for tampering with Tom Brady. Here’s why it could be bad for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Perhaps one of the stranger stories we’ve seen during an NFL offseason has reached its conclusion. Well, maybe not it’s CONCLUSION, but at the very least a chapter in the book. The Miami Dolphins will lose a first-round pick and a future-third round kick for tampering in an effort to bring Tom Brady and Sean Payton to South Beach.

We now know that there was fire in the amid the smoke that Brady was supposedly connected to the Dolphins. While a trade between the NFL’s two oldest Florida franchises, it doesn’t mean the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are home free as it pertains to the GOAT of GOATs. It’s entirely possible that Brady may get punished in any potential role in all of this, however it’s also true that it won’t amount to anything more than a fine or something financial. If he were to get suspended, the Bucs are punished for no reason.

There’s another aspect in all this as it pertains to Tom Brady that nobody is bringing up.

By the looks of it, Brady retired because he couldn’t pick where he wanted to go then un-retired because he still wanted to play. He is the most competitive human in the planet this side of Michael Jordan after all. So with this being the case, there’s seeds here than Brady may want to play elsewhere. Where this potentially becomes a problem for the Buccaneers is that Brady is an unrestricted free agent after this 2022 season.

When you add all this together, this very well could be the last season Tom Brady spends as a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. If Twitter was any indication while he was retired, the franchise may be have a circus on their hands once this potential Super Bowl run reaches its conclusion. Until then, let’s enjoy the ride, starting with the upcoming joint practices with the Dolphins.