Buccaneers’ Tom Brady Wants To Play With Antonio Brown

Teams that have spoke with Tom Brady in recent days believe that the new Buccaneers quarterback wants to reunite with Antonio Brown, according to NFL.com’s Mike Garafolo (on Twitter). It’s not immediately clear whether the Bucs are willing to sign Brown, whose status with the league is still up in the air.

We also heard chatter that Brady wanted to play with Brown in the lead-up to free agency, though those were sourced from anonymous people “close” to the wide receiver. Now, we’re getting word of Brady’s desire to play with Brown directly from the teams that were courting him.

From a football perspective, it would be a huge win for the Buccaneers. With Brown, Mike Evans, and Chris Godwin at wide receiver, they’d be impossible to guard for opposing defenses.

Still, the NFL says Brown’s status remains under review. Even if he’s cleared to play, the Bucs might have reservations about bringing him into the locker room. Remember, even before all of the ugly accusations and disturbing social media videos, Brown was perceived to be unstable for his behavior in Pittsburgh and the drama that nixed his Oakland tenure before it even began.

Brown has caught 841 passes for 11,253 yards over the course of his ten-year career, which includes seven Pro Bowl appearances. Brady, meanwhile, has thrown for 74,751 yards and 541 touchdowns en route to 14 Pro Bowl selections.

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24 comments on “Buccaneers’ Tom Brady Wants To Play With Antonio Brown

  1. jkoms57

    Bucs dont even officially have Brady yet.

    He could still pull a fast one and “bolt” for LA

    And Brown is done. Won’t be eligible to play if anyones dumb enough to sign him.

    • braveshomer

      no way this would work…Unless Brady drops back with a football in each hand and starts slinging 2 footballs at once

  2. TJECK109

    Brady is gonna try to prove he was the real leader of the Patriots and not BB.

  3. phillyballers

    So Brown gets another crack at it? Veteran Min with the rest all performance based incentives?

  4. madmc44

    Testing the Buc’s before signing on the bottom line.
    What does having a say on personnel really mean?

  5. fredziffel78

    Won’t work. Brown wants everything thrown HIS direction. Woe be to TB if that doesn’t happen.

  6. HubcapDiamondStarHalo

    Monday: “I LOVE Tampa Bay!”

    Tuesday: “I’m going to give Tampa Bay my EVERYTHING!”

    Wednesday: “What a great situation I’m in!”

    Thursday: “Everyone here but me is a jerk and I hate you all.”

    -Antonio Brown

  7. Our receivers are maybe the biggest strength of our team. We don’t need Antonio Brown, as long as he fully understands that, and he’s willing to sign for the vet minimum with incentives to make a bit more, then I wouldn’t mind adding him.

    I just don’t think any of that will happen.

  8. JoeBrady

    As a Raiders’ fan, I got no use for the guy.

    But there is a lot to be said about acquiring players who have absolutely no leverage left. Burfict was having a good season, until he snapped. And Incognito played really well.

    ‘This is your last chance’ at a million-dollar salary, is pretty good motivation to keep the craziness inside.

    TB, with Brady, is as good as it is going to get with Brown.

  9. crosseyedlemon

    Brown will be helping Tom move into his new home in Florida. Of course this may take some time as Antonio will be throwing furniture off the balcony several times each day.

  10. Stillers12
    Stillers12

    I love that he wants to end his career with a known sociopath.

    Winning above all!

  11. jkurk_22

    I know it’s ridiculously unlikely, but I wish. Owl thing more than for Tom to pull a Josh McDaniels here at the last second

  12. dcahen

    Is it just me or is Tom totally disrespecting the current TB WR’s by basically saying TB needs AB. Why not play a game or 2 with your current, very good, WR’s before opening your big mouth.

  13. MichaelJFoxownssteaknshake

    I wonder how deflated footballs would work in 100% humidity?

  14. Ramon Garciaparra

    The trio would be impossible to guard IF their offensive line can hold back the blitzers targeting a very old qb with very little mobility in an unfamiliar offense with unfamiliar teammates. And if Brady at 43 has enough arm strength left to reach them.

  15. madmc44

    What’s the market for Edelman? He’s a great player and I would hate to see him go, but without Brady to get him the ball–is he that valuable to the Pat’s?
    How high a pick could the Pat’s get from the Buc’s for him?
    Do the Buc’s have a tight end, or wideout or a big offensive lineman to send north?

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