WATCH: Tom Brady – Antonio Brown Connection Looks Strong in Buccaneers Preseason Drill

Published 08/11/2021, 7:33 PM EDT
TAMPA, FLORIDA – JANUARY 03: Antonio Brown #81 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrates a touchdown with Tom Brady #12 during a game against the Atlanta Falcons at Raymond James Stadium on January 03, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)


Antonio Brown is arguably one of the most controversial figures in the NFL in the last decade or so. At the peak of his career, the former Pittsburgh Steelers man was without a doubt the best wide receiver in the game. But his career suffered a fall from grace in the last 2-3 years. A baller who was once the most wanted wideout in the league was without a team in 2020.

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Nov 8, 2020; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver Antonio Brown before the game against the New Orleans Saints at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

But Brown had a friend in star quarterback Tom Brady. The former New England Patriots superstar convinced Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach, Bruce Arians, to give AB a chance. The Bucs signed Brown on a short-term deal midway through the 2020 NFL season and it turned out to be a major success.

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Brown was a driving force in the playoffs as the Buccaneers lifted the Super Bowl LV trophy by beating defending champions Kansas City Chiefs on home soil. He even connected with Brady to catch a touchdown pass in the season finale.

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Tom Brady – Antonio Brown bond continues to grow ahead of 2021 NFL season

The two most senior players on the Buccaneers roster seem to have picked right where they left off earlier this year. If the video above is a trailer, then we can’t wait to see the Tom Brady – Antonio Brown connection in the NFL this season.

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Coach Arians has complete trust in AB, despite his troubled past. But at the risk of jinxing it, it seems like Brown is now a changed man. Looking fitter than ever and with a bunch of players that believe in him, he still has tons to offer the Bucs.

Dec 13, 2020; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown (81) runs with the ball against the Minnesota Vikings during the second quarter at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The defending champions always intended to hold on to their current squad as opposed to signing in new players. GM Jason Licht deserves credit for retaining the core group that won Super Bowl LV. The sky is the limit for Tampa Bay.

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With Brady hungrier than ever for ring #8, we reckon it’s going to be another thriller of the season for the pirates of Florida!

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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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