College: Michigan | 21 years
Height: 6'4" | Weight: 225 lbs
Birth Date: 8/3/1977
2020 Bye Week: 7
Total Pts: 305.25
Avg Pts: 19.08
Rank: 8 QB
|Week 1||8.45||Tom Brady 209 passing yds (10.45 pts)|
Tom Brady 1 interception thrown (-2.00 pts)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady was charged with 116 'bad throws' in 2019, six fewer than league leader Jameis Winston - his predecessor in Tampa Bay.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians said that the team will look to bring in a "pass-catching back" in free agency and/or the draft to complement running back Ronald Jones II. Jones was brutal in his rookie season but stepped up in his sophomore campaign to run 172 times for 724 yards (4.2 yards per carry) and six touchdowns in 16 games (nine starts). He was splitting time with Peyton Barber, although he was the much better back for most of the season. He corralled 31 passes for 309 yards in the passing game, but his pass blocking still leaves a lot to be desired, and Tampa can't afford mistakes with Tom Brady under center in 2020. If Jones is sharing touches once again, especially through the air, it'll significantly lower his fantasy ceiling. Just because Brady is in town won't necessarily mean that Jones will break out. Don't overpay.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians shut down the possibility of free-agent wide receiver Antonio Brown landing with the Bucs on Thursday. "Theres no room and probably not enough money. Its just not going to happen here. Its not a fit here," Arians said. New quarterback Tom Brady is close with Brown and reportedly wanted him to follow him to his new home in Tampa, but that won't be happening. For one, it's not even known if the NFL will have Brown back amid all of his off-field issues and ongoing investigations. It was mostly a pipe dream all along after Brady and Brown played in one game together for the Patriots in 2019. Having Mike Evans and Chris Godwin as his top two receivers is already a huge upgrade on what Brady was working with in Boston last year.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and quarterback Tom Brady announced on Friday that he's signed a two-year deal worth $50 million guaranteed with up to $4.5 million each year in incentives. Brady said goodbye to the Patriots earlier this week, leaving behind a team that he won six Super Bowls with over 20 years. Mike Evans and Chris Godwin will give Brady the best receiver duo he's had in years. There are questions about Brady's arm strength entering his age-43 season, but his improved supporting cast from what he worked with in 2019 should help him bounce back in 2020. Brady can surely still have big games despite his age, but fantasy owners shouldn't overpay for him as a high-end QB1.
Updating previous reports, Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady's two-year deal is worth a fully guaranteed $50 million. It includes $9 million in incentives, and it also prohibits franchise tags or trades.
Free-agent QB Tom Brady (Patriots) officially signed a two-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Friday, March 20. Official financial terms weren't disclosed.
Fantasy Spin: The deal is expected to be worth $30 million per year, and Brady is expected to attract other free agents to join the party. There hasn't been a lot out there about former Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon. Could he be in play? Either way, the weapons Brady has at his disposal should be close to an all-time high. He'll be a lower-middle QB1 to target.
There was a sense that Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady would want to bring free-agent wide receiver Antonio Brown with him to Tampa, but head coach Bruce Arians isn't in favor of such a move. Arians coached Brown for a few years in Pittsburgh and it doesn't sound like they had a very good relationship. It might even be a long shot that Brown is reinstated into the NFL, as the league is still investigating his sexual-assault case, among other off-field incidents. Brady and Brown remain close apparently, but it remains a pipe dream that he'll have a receiving group of Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and Brown in 2020.
Suitors of quarterback Tom Brady in free agency were under the impression that Brady wanted free-agent wide receiver Antonio Brown to come with him to his next team. The NFL says that Brown's status remains under review while he's investigated for sexual misconduct and battery. It's unclear how long that process will play out, and if he's even cleared to play again in the NFL, there's no telling whether the Tampa Bay Buccaneers or any other team would even entertain signing him. Brown was released from the Raiders last year before the Patriots picked him up. He played in one game with Brady, catching four passes for 56 yards and a touchdown before he was released for a second time. It might be a long shot that he plays in the NFL again, but a wide receiver room of Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and Brown would almost be unfair.
Updating an ongoing story, The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and quarterback Tom Brady have an agreement in principle that is believed to be for around $30 million per season, according to a source. It came down to the Bucs and the Chargers, and Brady wanted to remain on the East coast to keep his family in the same time zone. It doesn't hurt that Mike Evans and Chris Godwin will be his top two receivers either. Head coach Bruce Arians is a bright offensive mind and Brady should have an excellent shot to bounce back from 2019, although he will be 43 years old this year and prefers the safe throws underneath over airing it out deep like Jameis Winston did. It's a nice landing spot for Brady, but it doesn't mean he should be drafted as a QB1.
Updating a previous report, impending free-agent QB Tom Brady (Patriots) is expected to sign a multi-year contract worth 'roughly $30 million per year,' according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Updating a previous report, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are expected to be the landing spot for quarterback Tom Brady, barring anything unforeseen, according to sources. There is no signing date or official announcement, but Brady is ultimately expected to take his talents to Tampa. The future Hall of Famer will be 43 years old this year and looked washed up with limited weapons in New England in 2019. However, he could definitely bounce back with Mike Evans and Chris Godwin as his top two receivers in 2020. Jameis Winston will be sent packing on the free-agent market. It's good news for everyone involved in Tampa's offense, as Brady typically makes those around him much better.
New England Patriots impending free-agent QB Tom Brady is expected to sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers when the new league year opens Wednesday, March 18, 'barring anything unforeseen,' sources told Adam Schefter and Jeff Darlington of ESPN Tuesday, March 17.
Fantasy Spin: Brady has been trending downhill the last several seasons from a fantasy perspective, but he'll be a viable low-tier QB1 with WRs Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, and TE O.J. Howard.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are believed to have made New England Patriots impending free-agent quarterback Tom Brady an offer for around $30 million per season. They are the only known team to make an offer, and with the Chargers reportedly out of the running for Brady, Tampa looks like the overwhelming favorite to sign him now that he won't be returning to the Patriots. An official announcement of Brady's decision could come on Wednesday. If he lands with head coach Bruce Arians in Tampa, No. 12 will have the best one-two combo at receiver in Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, giving him clear QB1 upside after one of his worst statistical seasons in 2019.
The Los Angeles Chargers are being led to believe that they are out of the running for New England Patriots impending free-agent quarterback Tom Brady because he wants to stay back East because of family considerations, according to sources. LA made a serious run for No. 12, but they're likely out of the running, barring a change of heart by Brady. At this point it seems like it's down to just the Buccaneers, so they're the current favorites to land the future Hall of Famer. Brady would have obvious QB1 upside in Tampa with Mike Evans and Chris Godwin as his top two wide receivers. Back in Los Angeles, Tyrod Taylor sits atop the QB depth chart for the upcoming season.
The Los Angeles Chargers are believed to be out of the running for New England Patriots impending free-agent QB Tom Brady.
Free-agent quarterback Tom Brady announced on Instagram that he will not be returning to the New England Patriots for the 2020 season. In Brady's announcement, he thanked the New England organization, including his teammates and Bill Belichick before going on to state, "I don't know what my football future holds but it is time for me to open a new stage for my life and career." Brady's departure leaves a huge hole at the quarterback position in New England, one that they are expected to address either via the draft or free agency. Brady is reportedly drawing the most interest from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Los Angeles Chargers.
New England Patriots impending free-agent QB Tom Brady posted on social media Tuesday, March 17, that he would not be re-signing with the Patriots.
Fantasy Spin: There was no indication where he would sign, the odds-on favorite was the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He'll need a lot of support around him to be a stable, low-end QB1 option in fantasy after his struggles last season with little around him.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are making a strong push to lure New England Patriots impending free-agent quarterback Tom Brady away from the Patriots, but the Las Vegas Raiders aren't totally out of the running. It seems to be down to the Patriots and Buccaneers, but the Raiders and Chargers could jump in at any moment. It's ultimately most likely that Brady will return to New England, but nothing can be ruled out right now. He'll turn 43 years old in August and had one of his worst statistical seasons in 2019, but he was lacking for aerial weapons. He'd certainly have those in spades in Tampa with Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, which would give him an opportunity at a bounce-back season.
Free-agent QB Tom Brady (Patriots) is reportedly one of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' top priorities in free agency, and the team has made its intentions toward the quarterback 'loud and clear.'
The New England Patriots are using their franchise tag on left guard Joe Thuney on Monday, according to a league source. Thuney is coming off his best season as a professional and was going to be considered the top offensive guard if he would have reached the open market. The tag for guards last season was just north of $14 million. The 27-year-old has started every single game in his four seasons in the NFL, and he's become a staple for the team's offensive line. If he's blocking for quarterback Tom Brady in 2020 remains to be seen, though.