There’s some chatter that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers could potentially reunite Tom Brady with one of his former backups – one that’s made a Super Bowl himself quite recently in Jimmy Garoppolo.

Garoppolo spent his first three seasons as Brady’s understudy on the New England Patriots. He played in just 17 total games from 2014-2016 with two starts to his name before being shipped off to the San Francisco 49ers, where he’s played for the last five seasons.

Former NFL player turned radio host Dan Sileo claimed that the Bucs indeed have interest in acquiring Garoppolo as the future successor to Brady after he retires in the next year or so. This info, Sileo claims, is from his personal correspondence with the shared agent of both quarterbacks in Don Yee.

However, Buccaneers reporter Rick Stroud was vocal in shutting down the rumors, claiming there’s “not a chance” it happens with his own correspondence with a member of the coaching staff.

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Um. Not a chance fellas. As one Bucs coach told me, “If (Garoppolo) could throw a deep ball, he would’ve won two Super Bowls already.”

Jimmy Garoppolo is just getting himself back to playing shape after having offseason surgery on his shoulder – one big reason that dampened the trade market on his services. Sileo’s initial report stated that his current state would fit perfectly in a backup role as he works his way to full health behind Tom Brady.

However, the rumors behind a Jimmy Garoppolo trade to the Buccaneers to reunite with Tom Brady remain simply that – rumors.