Peyton Manning reveals how he thinks Tom Brady will perform with Buccaneers
The long-awaited debut of Tom Brady with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is going to happen on Sunday versus the New Orleans Saints. As the world waits to see Brady suit up for the Buccaneers for the first time, Peyton Manning revealed that he believes Brady is going to do well with his new team.
“I think he’s going to do great,” he said, via Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times. “Obviously, I can tell how excited he is. I know Bruce and Clyde are excited to have him not only on the practice field and game field, but in the building as a leader.
Manning is speaking about Tampa Bay head coach Bruce Arians and quarterbacks coach Clyde Christensen, who get to coach Tom Brady. Christensen spent time with Manning when he was an offensive assistant with the Indianapolis Colts from 2002-2015.
With COVID-19 shortening the offseason, Brady hasn’t had as much time to build chemistry with his new teammates. Nevertheless, Manning believes if there is anyone that can overcome the unusual offseason, it’s Tom Brady.
“Certainly not normal circumstances with the pandemic and lack of an offseason program, but if anybody can handle that, it’s going to be Tom.”
Of course, Tom Brady is following a similar path as Manning did toward the end of his career. In Manning’s case, he left the Colts after 13 years with them to play his final four seasons with the Denver Broncos. For Brady, he’ll be looking to do exactly what Manning did in his short time with the Broncos — win a Super Bowl.