NFL Insider Feels Recruiting Agent Tom Brady Isn’t Lauded Enough for His Ability to Sign Star Players

Published 08/24/2021, 1:30 PM EDT
TAMPA, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 07: Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrates after defeating the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium on February 07, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. The Buccaneers defeated the Chiefs 31-9. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made a splash in the free agency market by signing quarterback Tom Brady. The franchise signed the six-time Super Bowl champion to help them with their second ring.

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And Brady ended the season doing just that. Beating the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9 in Super Bowl LV, the Bucs led by Tom Brady ended the season as champions of the world.

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’ Tom Brady celebrates with the Vince Lombardi trophy after winning the Super Bowl LV REUTERS/Brian Snyder

But then Tom Brady didn’t do it all alone. He of course had some help along the way. Help that he helped recruit.

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Tom Brady has the ability to lure star players

NFL insider Albert Breer of SI.com recently brought to attention the side of Tom Brady that many seem to miss out on. His ability to recruit star talent.

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“The Bucs brass told Brady they were looking at signing Jaguars castoff Leonard Fournette, and Brady asked if he could help recruit Fournette. Brady reaching out and did, indeed, make an impact on Fournette, who signed with the team just before the season opener,” said Breer.

It must be remembered that Brady made a push for the signings of former Patriots teammates Rob Gronkowski and Antonio Brown as well. Both of whom ended up scoring touchdowns in Super Bowl LV.

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And this season, Brady honed his recruiting skills once again to help in the signing of former Bengals running back Gio Bernard.

“A similar case to Fournette’s played out this offseason, when Licht called Brady to tell him the team was pursuing ex-Bengals third-down back Gio Bernard. Brady wound up reaching out to Bernard via direct message on Instagram, and the Florida native Bernard signed with the champs in mid-April.”

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It’s clear to see that Brady has his way when it comes to charming players. And he’ll hope that the recruitments he helped to make will deliver as then Buccaneers look to run it back in 2021.

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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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