No team in the NFL made a bigger splash this offseason than the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. After all, the front office signed the greatest player of this generation in Tom Brady.
Tampa Bay also had an excellent draft, selecting Tyler Johnson, Ke'Shawn Vaughn, Antoine Winfield Jr. and Tristan Wirfs. They should all provide an impact this season - assuming they learn the team's playbook.
On Tuesday, standout linebacker Shaq Barrett commented on the team's offseason and suddenly-high expectations for the 2020 season. For the first time since 2003, the franchise has the talent to win a Super Bowl.
During his appearance on ESPN's Get Up, Barrett also shared his thoughts on the team's shift from Jameis Winston to Tom Brady. It's pretty obvious he believes the offense has improved drastically just from this one change.
Here's what Barrett had to say on Get Up, from Bleacher Report:
"I think Jameis [Winston] would have made a big jump, but I think with Brady, it just makes us an automatic contender for a Super Bowl. With Jameis, I think we would have been a playoff contender. It would have been still a battle, for sure, and it's still going to be a battle now, but having Tom, I think we're going to be over the edge, and everything on paper looks perfect. We just gotta put the work in."
Brady doesn't have much mileage left, but the future Hall of Famer should still be quite productive this season.
The Buccaneers have surrounded Brady with a plethora of weapons in Cameron Brate, Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Rob Gronkowski and OJ Howard.
We'll see if Tampa Bay can meet its expectations this fall, as the team clearly has its sights set on the Lombardi Trophy.