The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are gearing up for the upcoming NFL draft. The Bucs have done a great job of navigating an offseason full of landmines. It started when Tom Brady retired, then Ali Marpet joined him, the Brady un-retired, then Bruce Arians stepped down. All the while, the boys over at PFT and NBC Sports have floated more conspiracy theories than there’s square footage of aluminum foil to cover them.
Remember the Brady to San Francisco report? Same PFT/NBC wizards of wrongness. Surely you remember the report of the Miami Avengers right? The one where Sean Payton comes out of retirement and joins Brady in Miami? Yes, Miami, not San Francisco…. These PFT/NBC guys are definitely creative. Well according to Chris Simms not only did the PFT/NBC crew hear the Miami Avengers rumor, but now suddenly remember they also knew the terms of the trade. The trade being what Miami would have given the Buccaneers for Brady’s contract rights.
Per a post on Audacy.com, Jesse Pantuosco reveals comments made by Simms on a recent podcast.
“They were going to trade a second-round pick to Tampa Bay to get Brady. [The Bucs] weren’t going to hold him hostage. Sean Payton and the Saints, that was going to be a first-round pick to get that deal done.”
I didn’t know a spleen injury could cause CTE, but here we are. Nearly anyone actually connected with the Buccaneers organization has denied this entire story. Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times has been covering the Buccaneers for a very long time chimed in on this.
“Love Chris Simms but Bucs vehemently deny they had even ONE discussion with Dolphins about Tom Brady. Also claim they did not contact Texans about Deshaun Watson or his reps.”
This isn’t really hard to figure out, Florio and the PFT/NBC/CTE crew has always been desperate for attention. If there’s a bad take to be had, these guys will not only report it as fact, but double and seemingly triple-down on it.
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