With the season over Tom Brady has multiple options to pursue. It will be the biggest question mark of the offseason. This is the first in a series of articles that will take a look at all of Brady’s options heading into the offseason.
Brady is scheduled to be a free agent in March. Where will he go? What will he do? There is a case to be made that he stays with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Here are some things to aid Tampa Bay in its pursuit of keeping the GOAT.
Having a Vote
Brady has stated his admiration for Byron Leftwich, no matter how misplaced that might be. Subsequently, if he wants to play with him again Brady may be the one who tips the scales in Leftwich’s favor of staying.
Now, some fans have theorized that Brady was the one who pushed out Bruce Arians ( I do not agree with this). If that’s the case and he wields that much power he may be given an opportunity to hand pick, or have a large say, in the head coach and offensive coordinator selection. Maybe we will see the Buccaneers ask permission to talk to Sean Payton. That’s a big maybe. I still hold the belief that we will likely be held to another season of Todd Bowles. The way this season has gone and ended may leave a bad taste in Brady’s mouth and prevent his return.
Familiarity is a huge thing. Having a good repour with other players aids an offense. Tough we didn’t see that much with Brady and Mike Evans. Most the pieces will still be here next season. Chris Godwin, Mike Evans, running backs, offensive linemen, and others will be apart of the offense. That’s a huge draw for a player like Tom Brady.
I am not so sure Brady returns to the Buccaneers. I certainly hope he does. But changes need to be made for him to be successful. He’ll have suiters calling the week this game is over. Some of the offers will be generous, but will he bite? We will have to wait and see.
I’ll look into and cover other options for Brady in another article.