The real reason why I joined the Bucs

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Tom Brady was the quarterback of the New England Patriots for 20 years, which included playing in nine Super Bowls, winning six championships, and was the MVP in three of them. That’s quite impressive by itself and many consider him to be the greatest quarterback in the history of the NFL. Brady was the 199th pick by the Patriots in the 2000 NFL draft after graduating from a very successful college career at the University of Michigan.

Brady holds numerous records as a Patriot, including the nine Super Bowl appearances and six championships, career passing touchdowns of 541 playing for one team, the most games won by a quarterback during the regular season at 219, and being the oldest quarterback to start a Super Bowl game at 41 years old (during the 2018 season).

It should also be noted that during the 2014 AFC Championship Game, Brady took part in removing some of the air out of the game’s footballs before the first whistle, giving the Patriots and Brady’s passes advantages over the Indianapolis Colts defense. The Patriots won the game and when on to become Super Bowl champions. The dispute was investigated by the NFL and resulted in Brady being suspended for four games in the 2016 season. This controversy has been named “Deflategate”.

Brady has now joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the 2020 and 2021 seasons. After so many wonderful and thriving years in New England, many people including Patriots fans, want to know why he has left. Rumors said that Brady was exhausted from working with coach Bill Belichick, with whom he operated with for so many years. Brady denies that, saying he wanted a different challenge.

The 42-year-old quarterback will certainly have that, considering that the Bucs haven’t won a playoff game in 18 years. Brady is guaranteed $50 million in his two-year contract. Buccaneers’ head coach Bruce Arians uses an offensive system in previous years which is similar to what Brady is comfortable with. Tight End Rob Gronkowski has come out of retirement to rejoin with his former Patriot teammate in a different uniform in Tampa. It’s quite interesting that the 2020 Super Bowl is to be played at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.

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