Tom Brady Jokes About Tampa Bay Buccaneers Future After Dismal Preseason Outing

Published 08/16/2021, 12:25 AM EDT
TAMPA, FL – JUL 31: Tom Brady (12) throws a pass during the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Training Camp on July 31, 2021 at the AdventHealth Training Center at One Buccaneer Place in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)


Not many fans or critics expected much from Tom Brady last season. The ageing quarterback ended his 20-year association with Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots in search of a new challenge. Brady signed a 2-year deal with NFC South franchise Tampa Bay Buccaneers and agreed to play under the guidance of HC Bruce Arians.

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TAMPA, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 07: Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers looks on as the second quarter ends 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, who arrived in the NFL in 2000, was determined to prove his doubters wrong in 2020. He did exactly that, and more, as the veteran quarterback led the Buccaneers to the Super Bowl LV title. The Pirates defeated defending champions and favourites, Kansas City Chiefs, by a comprehensive 9-31 scoreline at the Raymond James Stadium in Florida.

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In doing so, Brady won ring #7 but maintained that he is still on the hunt for another championship title. But is the 44-year old nearing the end of what has been one of the most successful sporting careers of all time? Here’s what the man himself has to say.

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Is Tom Brady planning to cut short his Tampa Bay Buccaneers adventure?

The reigning Super Bowl LV MVP Tom Brady made his first appearance in preseason last week as the Bucs took on the Cincinnati Bengals. But despite the absence of last year’s #1 overall pick Joe Burrow, the Buccaneers fell to a 14-19 loss on home soil. Mr. Brady saw the funny side of the result and took to his official Instagram handle with an interesting post.

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Brady joked about his chances of making the Buccaneers starting lineup after the poor display on Sunday. But if we were to be fair, TB12 barely had a role to play against the Bengals. It was backup QBs Blaine Gabbert and Andrew Griffin who featured for the Bucs in the first preseason game of 2021.

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GM Jason Licht deserves credit for retaining the core of the Super Bowl-winning team from last season. The likes of Rob Gronkowski, Antonio Brown, Devin White, Mike Evans, and Chris Godwin, will all return in 2021 as the Bucs gear up for what promises to be a thrilling title defnse.

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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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