There were some who had written off Tom Brady following his move from the New England Patriots to Tampa last year, and the veteran NFL star soon put them in their place as he helped the Buccaneers to their first Super Bowl triumph in almost two decades.
Now, once again, pundits and fans (or at least a portion of them) believe Brady’s bubble is about to burst. However if his preseason form is anything to go by, the Buccaneers should be just fine in 2021.
Tampa Bay eased past the Houston Texans in the final warm-up match ahead of the big kick-off, 23-16, and Brady completed 11 of 14 passes and converted a touchdown pass and threw for 154 yards before being replaced.
Such is his importance to the Buccaneers that you should look to bank on a strong showing with Brady at the helm, even as though he has just celebrated his 44th birthday.
It’s well worth backing a push for back-to-back Super Bowls and you can check out the best odds for that eventuality at sidelines.io, where their odds comparison service will help keep you up to date with what’s on offer. Currently you can pick up (+700) on the Raymond James side from going all the way, with only Kansas City pitched at lower odds.
Brady is still very much in the zone when it comes to what he can achieve in the NFL, and an eighth championship ring is entirely plausible, especially when you consider what Tampa Bay’s coaching staff have to say about the former Patriots star’s non-stop work ethic;
“When he calls for the ball, he already has the passage of play in his head whereas last year he didn’t and as a result of this I can’t see him retiring when his contract is up in 17 months’ time,” Commented Tampa Bay coach Bruce Arians.
Brady has already kept going longer than some of his most worthy adversaries, such as Payton Manning, who called it quits at age 40, and the signs are that he has no immediate plans to retire.
“When I feel that I am no longer at championship level, I will retire.Life is always about changing and adapting to different circumstances. Today, the world wants to blame, humiliate, judge and fear everything at the same time.”
“Every day I try to adapt and change and I hope that it will be my best season this year.” Brady declared.
And these kind of comments from Brady must scare the life out of his 2021 rivals, including pretender to his crown Patrick Mahomes, and you can be sure that when Tampa take to the field in the NFL Kick-Off game against the Dallas Cowboys on September 9th, the 14-time Pro Bowl pick will be mixing it with the best of them. One thing is for sure, you’ll want to consider a Tampa Bay championship among your top football predictions for the coming season
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