If Tom Brady leaves the door open to continue his career somewhere other the Foxboro, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are going “all in” on signing the six-time Super Bowl winner according to beat writer Rick Stroud.
Stroud says that, “It’s no secret that Arians would prefer to move on from Jameis Winston. And make no mistake, general manager Jason Licht is deferring to B.A. on the quarterback position.” The Glazer family has been on the side of keeping Winston, but they appear to be convinced by Bruce Arians in his push for a new quarterback.
The Buccaneers have $80 million in cap space, so money isn’t going to be an issue and they also have a quarterback-centric coach who has coached Ben Roethlisberger, Peyton Manning and Carson Palmer. He also has a stable of wide receivers that no other team trying to woo Brady will be able to compete with, as Mike Evans and Chris Godwin are huge talents and would help the aging superstar.
According to Stroud, after Brady, the Bucs want Teddy Bridgewater and then Philip Rivers. Winston would be a backup plan if he can’t find a team that will give him a goos shot to start.
In fantasy terms, this would be a huge boon for Brady, as he’d have a strong offense and the team will also likely beef up their offensive line in free agency and the draft while giving concessions to Brady in terms of offensive control. There’s no doubt Tampa Bay will be in the picture if Brady wants to see what his worth is outside of New England.