NFL Analyst Highlights How Influence of Tom Brady in Buccaneers’ Decision Making Is Impacting the NFL

Published 08/21/2021, 2:14 PM EDT
Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady waves as U.S. President Joe Biden welcomes members of the NFL Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a reception on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S. July 20, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made a whole bunch of acquisitions last summer. Besides the signing of Tom Brady, the franchise also went on to add stars like Rob Gronkowksi, Antonio Brown, and Leornard Fournette.

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The common string holding the three together. All three were reportedly signings that Tom Brady wanted after joining the Buccaneers. As a matter of fact, Gronk and Brown were both Brady’s former teammates during his time with the Patriots.

NFL Football – Super Bowl LV – Tampa Bay Buccaneers v Kansas City Chiefs – Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida, U.S. – February 7, 2021 Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Rob Gronkowski celebrates scoring their first touchdown with Tom Brady REUTERS/Eve Edelheit

While Tom Brady and the Bucs have denied about the quarterback having such a big say in terms of player recruitment, there is enough reason to believe this might be the case.

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While one NFL analyst does believe that Brady does not hold all the bragging rights, his apparent influence has impacted the way some NFL quarterbacks have behaved in the league.

Tom Brady focused on playing the role of mentor

Appearing on the Rich Eisen, NFL analyst Albert Breer was asked about Tom Brady’s influence over the Bucs’ decision making regarding the roster. Breer responded by saying that Brady’s position has influenced a lot of top-tier quarterbacks.

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“I think like a lot of people have sort of gotten Brady’s influence wrong. And it’s changed a lot of things in the NFL. Like, we see how Russell Wilson conducted himself and how Aaron Rodgers has conducted himself over the last six months.” said Breer.

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Wilson and Rodgers have both sounded their discontent with certain roster decisions at the their respective NFL franchises. But Breer said that reports of Brady’s influence on the franchise’s decision making are a little overshot.

“I think a lot of that is this perception, that Brady’s running the Bucs. And that’s not what’s happening. They’re calling Brady when they make moves. Brady will tell them when he thinks something’s the right move, but he’s not trying to run the organization.”

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Instead, Breer said that Brady’s biggest focus currently is on improving the young core of the team. “They actually say that the biggest impact he’s having on the roster construction is actually in the player development,” Breer added.

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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