The big question going into NFL Week 2. Can Tom Brady lead the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to Super Bowl 2021? Probably not. Even though they had a 7-9 record last season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers became one of the favorites to win the Super Bowl this season after adding former New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and tight end Rob Gronkowski.
The move by Brady, who had spent his entire career in New England, is reminiscent of Peyton Manning’s move to Denver when the Indianapolis Colts released him in 2012.
Manning broke several records in four years with the Broncos, leading the team to two Super Bowls and one Super Bowl win.
The Buccaneers are hoping that Brady can lead them to at least one Super Bowl before he retires, but he will have his work cut out for him in a deep NFC.
Offensively, the Buccaneers look scary because they have a lot of talented players at skill positions. Brady threw for 4,057 yards, 24 touchdowns, and eight interceptions, throwing to a less talented receiving corps.
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With Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, each having over 1,100 yards and eight touchdowns, Gronkowski and O.J. Howard, who had 459 yards and one touchdown, Brady should put up some big numbers this season.
One big difference between the Manning and Brady situation is that Manning went to a team that already had a very good defense. The Buccaneers were one of the worst defensive teams in the league last season, giving up 28.1 points per game.
The Buccaneers addressed some of their defensive issues through the draft and free agency, but it is too early to say how good they will be. With two of the top three scoring teams in the league last season coming from the NFC, the Buccaneers will need to play well if they want to make a deep playoff run.