With Tom Brady's decision to join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, there may be a massive shift in the NFL's balance of power. One coach's reaction to the news seems to show that the NFC could have a problem on its hands.
Speaking to Bleacher Report's Mike Freeman, one NFC head coach reportedly said that Tampa Bay will be a "nightmare" for the rest of the NFL. The coach explained that Brady is out to prove that he is responsible for the success the Patriots had. The coach then said, "That's a dangerous thing for the rest of us."
In 20 years in New England, Brady led the Patriots to the playoffs 17 times. During that span they made it to nine Super Bowls and won six, with Brady picking up a record four Super Bowl MVP awards. And all of those accomplishments stack with Brady's litany of regular season accolades and accomplishments.
But in recent years, the conversation has shifted from Brady being the greatest player of all-time to being the product of a system built by arguably the greatest head coach of all-time.
After a disappointing finish to their 2019 campaign, Brady opted not to re-sign with New England, and entered free agency for the first time in his career. He is reportedly signing with Tampa Bay for roughly $30 million per season.
But now that Brady and Bill Belichick are apart, the winner of that chicken-egg argument will be determined on the football field once and for all.
Will the Tampa Bay Buccaneers become a powerhouse in the NFC in 2020?