How Tom Brady Helped Buccaneers Teammate Antonio Brown Secure Quarter Million Dollars

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January 4, 2021 6:48 pm

Bruce Arians-led Tampa Bay Buccaneers are on their way to the NFL Playoffs this season. That was the minimum expectation for them since the arrival of the legendary Tom Brady in Florida. The Glazer family-owned Buccaneers franchise made a number of big-name additions over the last 8-9 months.

Apart from Brady, the Bucs have also brought in Leonard Fournette, Rob Gronkowski and Antonio Brown to the NFC South. Brady is said to have played a major role in the acquisitions of Gronk and Brown. In fact, there were rumours that Antonio was living with Tom and his wife Gisele Bundchen at their personal residence in Tampa Bay.

Now it appears the ageing quarterback has done his good friend Antonio another favour over the weekend.

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Tom Brady helps ‘good friend’ Antonio Brown secure major paycheck

Tom Brady and the Buccaneers ended their season on a high with a 44-27 win over NFC South opponents, Atlanta Falcons. However, one standout stat from the game was the passes thrown to former New England Patriots teammate, Antonio Brown.

The latter needed to catch 11 throws on Sunday to reach 45 for the season and secure a major performance-related bonus which is part of his short-term contract with the Bucs. As per NFL insider Adam Schefter, Brown will receive a cash bonus of around $250,000.t

Dec 26, 2020; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) drops back to pass against the Detroit Lions during the second quarter at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Tom Brady is in the top-five passing yards list along with the likes of Patrick Mahomes, Deshaun Watson amongst others. The six-time Super Bowl winner has thrown for 4,600+ yards with 40 passing TDs against 12 interceptions this season. Brady and Co. are scheduled to take on NFC East champions, Washington Football Team, in the NFL Playoffs in 2021.

The Bucs continue on their bid to win the Super Bowl under the tutelage of Bruce Arians. They will back themselves to reach the NFC Championship game against a team that barely made it to post-season. Can TB12 win another Super Bowl before finally calling time on his NFL career? Never give up on ‘The Comeback Kid’.

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Daniel Arambur

Daniel Arambur is an NFL journalist for EssentiallySports who is an admirer of the old guard in Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady. He believes the latter has one more Super Bowl left in him before he bows out for good. Daniel bills Patrick Mahomes as one of the best up-and-coming quarterbacks in the league.

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