The Brady Bunch hits Florida

New York Times

New York Times

New York Times

Melissa Arreola, Reporter

After 20 seasons in Massachusetts, Tom Brady is going south to play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Florida. Brady’s new deal with the New England Patriots included a provision that does not allow them to franchise or tag him for the upcoming season. Because of this, Brady became a free agent, and for the first time in 20 years he was on the market. 

Brady signed a multi-year contract with the Buccaneers according to their team website.  Brady’s addition to the team could possibly make the Buccaneers strong enough to compete for a Super Bowl title. Tampa hasn’t had a Super Bowl win since 2003. Buccaneers General Manager Jason Licht put an emphasized on Brady’s remarkable performance history and ability to win titles. 

“Tom is a proven champion who has achieved greatness on the field because he demands the best out of himself and his teammates,” said Licht. 

Having played in nine Super Bowls and winning six, Brady has made NFL history. Including Super Bowl MVP awards and NFL MVP awards, Brady has won a total of seven. He is considered by many NFL fans and people working around him, to be the greatest of all time at the age of 42. According to NBC, Brady seems intent on playing until the age of 45. 

Brady is a family man with a wife and three children. It’s rumoured that his choice of signing with Tampa was because of its proximity to his son from a past relationship who is located in New York. Whatever the case may be, the Brady Bunch is headed south to possibly bring success to the Buccaneers.