Tom Brady To Tampa Bay Buccaneers A Done Deal?
Is Tom Brady to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers a done deal? It is beginning to look that way.
Brady is set to become a free agent come March 18. It is no secret that multiple teams have expressed interest in signing him.
These teams include the Los Angeles Chargers, Las Vegas Raiders, Tennessee Titans, Indianapolis Colts, Miami Dolphins and San Francisco 49ers.
That said, one team has expressed significantly more interest in signing Brady than others.
According to multiple reports, Tampa Bay is prepared to go “all-in” when it comes to signing the 42-year-old. That includes offering him what he wants financially, as well as organizing the roster around his specifications.
On Tuesday, ESPN’s Dianna Russini suggested that pulling Brady into the fold was of the utmost importance to everyone within the Buccaneers’ organization.
“(The Buccaneers) would love to have Tom Brady,” she said. “They are willing to give Tom Brady the things he needs, he wants. And some of those things that Brady wants: Control over the roster; he wants to be part of the playbook, or at least making decisions on the play-calling.”
Rich Shroud of TampaBay.com echoed Russini’s sentiments.
“This is not hype. It’s hope,” he said. “This is fact, not fantasy. This is the plan. This is the Bucs’ play.”
Given head coach Bruce Arians’ history of making the most out of veteran quarterbacks, this move would certainly make a lot of sense. That said – there are serious questions as to whether Brady would truly want to play for Tampa.
An answer one way or the other should emerge in the coming days.