Tom Brady signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on March 20th, 2020. New England Patriots fans, along with legions of NFL fans, were shocked. Tampa Bay seemingly came out of nowhere to win over Brady.
Many anticipated Brady going to a major-market team like the Los Angeles Chargers. The Chargers recently cut ties with their storied quarterback for over a decade, Philip Rivers. This seemingly freed up the team to acquire the best quarterback of all-time, Tom Brady. The Los Angeles Chargers also were supposedly interested in Brady because they will be playing in a new $2 billion+ stadium next season and they need to sell tickets.
In any case, the Chargers did not land Brady. Many analysts said that this could be due to the fact that Brady wanted to be in close proximity to his loved ones, who currently live in New York City. Tampa is a much closer flight at around two hours compared with Los Angeles, which clocks in at around five hours.
It turns out that Tampa Bay landed Brady. NFL fans are suddenly mesmerized with the possibilities. In fact, NFL fans are already checking out how the NFL odds have changed for the 2020 season after Tom Brady’s recent signing with Tampa Bay. Fans have so much information at their fingertips nowadays, that’s for sure!
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Does Tom Brady have any new weapons on his new team? Why yes, he does. He has several amazing weapons. Tampa could also add some excellent pieces in the NFL Draft. In some circles, people are even saying Tom Brady will win his fourth MVP award with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers because he has so many weapons around him now. In fact, we think he could have one of his best seasons of all time statistically. We are going to outline his top two weapons in this article below. Let’s get started.
1. Chris Godwin (Wide Receiver)
Chris Godwin played for the Penn State Nittany Lions before he got to the NFL. His breakout season was as a sophomore when he gained 1,101 yards and scored five touchdowns. He was drafted after his junior season. The 2019 season was Godwin’s breakout year for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after gaining 842 yards on 59 receptions in 2018. In 2019, Godwin finished with 86 receptions and 1,333 yards. On December 17th, 2019 Chris Godwin was selected to his first NFL Pro Bowl. Godwin was also named to the second-team All-Pro team.
Godwin is an explosive athlete and could become the best wide receiver in the NFL with Tom Brady at quarterback. He is only 23 years old and he is already a second-team All-Pro. He has tremendous speed and is a phenomenal playmaker. Tom Brady may not have played with a wide receiver like this since he played with hall of fame Randy Moss in 2007.
2. Mike Evans (Wide Receiver)
Mike Evans is a 6’5″, tall, extremely reliable wide receiver. He played college football at Texas A&M and was drafted in 2014. He was ranked as the NFL draft’s best wide receiver by Sports Illustrated. He has gone on to have a very solid NFL career gaining over 1,000 yards in each of his six NFL seasons. In fact, he holds an NFL record for the most 1,000 yard seasons by a wide receiver (6), tied with Randy Moss. He is also the youngest player to reach both 6,000 and 7,000 yards.
In 2019, Mike Evans had an excellent season. He had 1,157 yards and scored eight touchdowns. He also was named to the 2020 NFL Pro Bowl. Evans has stated he is extremely happy to have Brady as his quarterback now. He said it’s “surreal” that Tom Brady signed with Tampa Bay. Evans acknowledged that he has never been to the playoffs in six seasons, and marveled at the fact that Tom Brady has been every year of his 20-year career, winning six Super Bowls. Evans will be a tremendous wide receiver for Tom Brady.