Tom Brady is heading to Tamp Bay, but was it a wise choice to leave New England? Time will tell.
It seems like the Brady and Bill Belichick relationship had run its course. The veteran QB is now beginning a new era of his already historic career.
As for the Buccaneers, signing Brady showed that the organization wants to win now. But the 42-year-old passer is on the tail end of his career. So was it the right decision for Tampa Bay? ESPN NFL analyst Bill Barnwell thinks so.
The NFL analyst issued an ‘A’ grade to the Bucs for signing Brady in his latest 2020 free-agency grades. Barnwell explains his thoughts on the signing below:
“Of the quarterbacks who were available to the Buccaneers, Brady had the highest short-term floor and ceiling,” Barnwell wrote on ESPN. “For whatever off-field benefits Brady will offer the Bucs, no free-agent signing is going to move his team closer to a Super Bowl than Brady with the Bucs. Even if it fails miserably, this team had a chance to sign the greatest quarterback of all time to fill an enormous position of need on its roster.”
No one is discrediting or questioning Tampa Bay’s signing. As Barnwell notes, Brady’s “the greatest quarterback of all time.”
The former Patriot will be a major upgrade over Jameis Winston. But if Brady can’t lead the Bucs to a Super Bowl, was the short-term signing worth it?
Tampa Bay will be a must-watch team in the 2020 season.