Buccaneers GM Describes Tom Brady
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jason Licht did a media tour recently. He talked a variety of things, but primarily about Tom Brady joining his organization.
“We had a great conversation — Bruce (Arians) and I — we talked to him for over an hour and a half. And he made it clear in the conversation that he was very, very interested,” Licht said.
“It was almost like a recruitment on his part, telling us why it would make sense for him to come to Tampa Bay. The next call we made, we signed him, but it was at that phone call that we realized, that we felt like we had him.”
More than anything, the Bucs are excited about the skills that Brady will bring to the table.
“Well, the tape to us showed that he had plenty of arm,” Licht told ESPN.
“We felt that he had the ideal arm for Bruce and his system. He can still throw it deep.
“We felt the mobility was still the same as he’s always had, which he’s never been able to out-run anybody but he’s good in the pocket in terms of eluding pressure with his poise and his instincts.”
Brady ultimately signed a two-year, $50 million deal with Tampa Bay.
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