Colin Cowherd claims he was told Tom Brady will sign with Tampa Bay
Tom Brady is leaving the New England Patriots, but where will he be playing in 2020? Colin Cowherd of FOX Sports seems to have the answer, saying that he was told Brady will sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Wednesday.
The Buccaneers certainly represent an intriguing option.
Tampa Bay owns one of the most impressive receiver duos in the NFL in Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, and young tight end O.J. Howard is quite talented himself in spite of having a rough 2019. Also, running back Ronald Jones showed some promise toward the end of this past season, and the Bucs have one of the better offensive lines in football, with Pro Football Focus ranking it seventh in the NFL in 2019.
What’s more, the Buccaneers ranked third in the league in offense this past year, and that was with Jameis Winston throwing 30 interceptions. Tampa Bay’s defense was so-so, ranking 15th in the NFL.
Of course, there is the other side of the equation, where the Bucs have been one of the league’s least successful franchises for the better part of the last two decades.
Since winning the Super Bowl to cap off the 2002 season, the Buccaneers have made just two playoff appearances. They have also not made a trip to the postseason in 12 years, representing the longest active drought in the NFC.
Brady can certainly change all of that, but it should be noted that he will be 43 years old at the start of next season and is coming off a shaky 2019 campaign.