Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady ‘Hoping This is His Best Year’

Published 08/23/2021, 9:46 PM EDT
TAMPA, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 07: Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers yells as he takes the field against the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium on February 07, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)


New England Patriots fans were visibly disheartened to see their long-time idol and hero, Tom Brady, depart Boston in January 2020. The 44-year old veteran quarterback opted to end his two-decade-long association with coach Bill Belichick and the Patriots in search for a new challenge elsewhere.

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FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS – SEPTEMBER 22: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots looks on prior to the game against the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium on September 22, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

Brady was determined to prove his naysayers wrong after a couple of average seasons towards the end of the last decade. He penned a two-year deal with NFC South franchise, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, to play under coach Bruce Arians.

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The California-born man was put in charge of a strong offensive team and also helped recruit the likes of Leonard Fournette, Rob Gronkowski and even Antonio Brown. The rest, as they say, is history.

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Tom Brady is not one to sit and gloat about his records and titles. Speaking to Peter King of the Football Morning in America column, the reigning Super Bowl MVP revealed that he is looking forward to the upcoming season with a renewed sense of optimism and passion.

“Life is about always changing and adapting to different things. Today, the world wants to blame, and shame, and guilt, and fear everything all the time. We would never teach our kids that, you know? We would never say, ‘This is how you’re gonna get through life the best — you’re gonna blame everyone when things don’t go right.’ Or, ‘I always get it my way but you should never get it your way.’ It’s not how to live a joyful life.”

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“For me … I love playing football. [Bucs offensive coordinator] Byron Leftwich said something really good the other day: It’s a very simple game that’s so hard to execute. It’s a totally imperfect game that you’re trying to do as perfectly as possible. Every day I come out trying to do it. I’m hoping this is my best year,” the 44-year old veteran told King.

TAMPA, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 07: Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers passes during the fourth quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium on February 07, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Brady concluded his debut campaign with the Bucs, throwing for 4,600+ yards with 40+ passing touchdowns to his name against just 12 interceptions. He will look to build on that display as the Bucs gear up for a tough title defence.

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Daniel Arambur

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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