College: Michigan | 21 years
Height: 6'4" | Weight: 225 lbs
Birth Date: 8/3/1977
2020 Bye Week: 13
Total Pts: 314.25
Avg Pts: 19.64
Rank: 8 QB
|Week 1||9.45||Tom Brady 209 passing yds (10.45 pts)|
Tom Brady 1 interception thrown (-1.00 pts)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady and approximately eight of his new teammates took part in a two-hour throwing session at Berkeley Preparatory School Tuesday, May 19.
Fantasy Spin: It's unknown when the Buccaneers will be able to begin offseason programs and official workouts and practices at the team facility. There should be little worry about the veteran Brady getting up to speed ahead of his first season with the Buccaneers, and he'll be a high-upside late-round option in redraft leagues.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady and around eight of his teammates conducted a two-hour throwing session on Tuesday at Berkeley Preparatory School. Bucs receivers, tight ends and running backs were present, including wideouts Mike Evans and Scotty Miller, tight ends Cameron Brate and O.J. Howard, quarterbacks Blaine Gabbert and Ryan Griffin and running back Dare Ogunbowale. The lack of an offseason program and organized team activities due to COVID-19 will be a big hurdle for Brady as he tries to learn the new offense under head coach Bruce Arians. But even after a down 2019 season in New England, Brady could easily bounce back to QB1 heights with his supporting cast on offense in his new home.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady conducted an on-field throwing session Tuesday, May 19, with several teammates at a local-area prep school. The session lasted about two hours, and Brady was seen walking through routes, including demonstrations of precise foot placement for making breaks. Brady was joined by WR Mike Evans, TE O.J. Howard, TE Cameron Brate, QB Blaine Gabbert, C Ryan Jensen, QB Ryan W. Griffin, WR Scott Miller and RB Dare Ogunbowale.
Fantasy Spin: During the current atmosphere of COVID-19 having shut down facilities, it's good to see Brady and Co. get in some practice work. Barring any wild turn of events, TB12 is a fringe No. 1 fantasy quarterback in upcoming drafts.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians will stick mostly to the offense that he ran in 2019, meaning new quarterback Tom Brady will have to adjust to the team's scheme while also implementing some of the stuff he ran in New England to make him comfortable. NFL.com's Bucky Brooks expects Tampa to run more multi-tight end packages, with a heavy emphasis on 12 personnel (one RB, two TEs, two WRs). The Bucs featured 12 personnel on just 20 percent of their offensive snaps in 2019, per Next Gen Stats, but they now have tight ends Rob Gronkowski, O.J. Howard and Cameron Brate in the fold. When you add that to the stellar receiving duo of Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, Brady will be operating with a stacked group in the passing game. Considering his weapons, Brady should be able to rebound from his poor 2019 season to become a QB1 for fantasy owners, despite his age.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterbacks coach Clyde Christensen said that head coach Bruce Arians "wants to keep the offense the same" despite the addition of quarterback Tom Brady. Christensen coached both Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck in his 14 years with the Indianapolis Colts. Brady isn't too concerned with learning Arians' offense, although this strange offseason impacted by the coronavirus pandemic will certainly make transitioning to a new team and new offense more of a challenge. Tom Terrific has all the weapons in place in his new home, including buddy Rob Gronkowski, so he theoretically should improve on last season's disappointment. However, fantasy owners are taking a bigger risk using him as a QB1 as he nears the end of his career.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans said new Bucs QB Tom Brady is a 'franchise changer' and added he believes Brady is 'the greatest of all-time.'
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady will have his team in the NFL spotlight in 2020, as the Bucs are scheduled to play in five prime-time games this season. They'll visit the Chicago Bears Thursday, Oct. 8, the Las Vegas Raiders Sunday, Oct. 25, New York Giants Monday, Nov. 2, and host the New Orleans Saints Sunday, Nov. 8 and the Los Angeles Rams Monday, Nov. 23.
Fantasy Spin: The games against the Raiders, Saints and Rams particularly standout as potential offensive shootouts. Brady topped 300 yards passing in just one of his final 10 regular-season games with the New England Patriots last season, but he'll have plenty of pass-catching weapons that should allow him to keep up with the likes of QB Drew Brees and Jared Goff.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady's over/under total on his 2020 passing yards has been set at 4,099.5 by Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas.
Fantasy Spin: Last season, in his final year with the Patriots, Brady threw for 4,057 yards -- his lowest 16-game total since 2010 -- all while totaling the fourth most attempts (613) of his career. With better weapons in Tampa, looks for Brady's totals to see bump, and expect him to finish as a low-end fantasy QB1 for the second straight season.
Amidst a report last week of teams complaining to the league office about Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady violating offseason work policies and social distancing guidelines by going to offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich's house (and another one too) to pick up documents, the league has concluded there were no violations. Because of the pandemic, the NFL offseason will be virtual, so Brady was just going to pick up a playbook. With this mishap behind him, the QB can now look to have a solid offseason--albeit virtual--in hopes of making the Buccaneers true NFC contenders for the first time in over a decade.
The NFL looked into Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady recently visiting with offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich at Leftwich's house. The league determined Brady and Leftwich didn't violate any offseason work rules, as Brady was there for a brief personal visit to pick up his new team playbook. It occurred during the dead period before the virtual period of the offseason began.
The New England Patriots are not interested in signing the 2015 MVP quarterback Cam Newton. The Pats seemed like a potential fit for Newton after Tom Brady departed for Tampa Bay this offseason. However, New England will move forward with Jarrett Stidham at quarterback and veteran Brian Hoyer behind him. Unfortunately, Newton hasn't been healthy in over a year due to severe shoulder and foot problems. It remains to be seen if Newton will land on an NFL roster, but it doesn't sound like New England will be his team.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers revamped offense will be getting another new member after the team used the 161st overall pick on Minnesota wide receiverTyler Johnson. This is a great value pick for Tampa and yet another weapon for newly acquired quarterbackTom Brady. Johnson will replace the departed Breshad Perriman as the third WR in head coach Bruce Arians' offense and will learn from the best playing with Brady and fellow receivers Mike Evans and Chris Godwin. He will be a very attractive dynasty pick and could have redraft value as well if he can get snaps out of the slot, which is where he thrives.
Amidst the coronavirus stay-at-home orders in place for the country, newly acquired Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady has made headlines for essentially violating social distancing guidelines. In two separate incidents, Brady was found to be working out in a Tampa park by himself, along with accidentally entering another home instead of offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich's to pick up some documents. Per CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora, many other NFL teams are annoyed with the Bucs organization and their decision to not clamp down on social distancing guidelines with players, which has led to many complaints being made to the league office. Some sort of punishment is likely coming for the Buccaneers in the near future and the possibility of it being serious is realistic.
New England Patriots center David Andrews, who missed all of the 2019 season due to a pulmonary embolism, passed along positive news on his health on his Instagram account. "As to the future I'm excited that I'll have the opportunity to play the game I love again. When and whatever the NFL season looks like I'm just thankful that I'll be able to get back to competing with my teammates and coaches," Andrews wrote. It's good news for whoever is under center for the Pats in 2020 with Tom Brady now in Tampa. New England traded out of the first round of the draft on Thursday night, so all signs point to Jarrett Stidham being the best option to start under center in Week 1 of the 2020 season.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded up with the San Francisco 49ers and selected Iowa offensive tackle Tristan Wirfs with the No. 13 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft on Thursday. The 49ers move back one slot to No. 14 overall with the swap. Wirfs is also a very fast offensive lineman for his size, and he's expected to play right tackle for the Buccaneers in helping run block and keep quarterback Tom Brady's jersey clean in his first year in Tampa. The offensive lineman is explosive and strong at over 320 pounds. Wirfs is an impressive right tackle and also held his own at left tackle. When he plays with proper leverage, he can manhandle opposing defensive lineman. It makes sense that the Bucs would give Brady more help right away.
Amidst more rumblings of disgruntled Redskins offensive tackle Trent Williams finally being traded, Central Florida is not the likely destination. This comes after Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports has reported that a trade is not likely going to happen between Washington and Tampa Bay. The Bucs have significantly upgraded on offense this offseason with the addition of QB Tom Brady and most recently TE Rob Gronkowski and could have been strengthened more by the addition of a seven-time Pro Bowler. A trade featuring now-expendable Bucs tight end O.J. Howard and Trent Williams makes sense, but that is not expected to happen now. ESPN's Jenna Laine did report the same trade nearly went through just a few months ago. The Redskin has been on the trading block for quite some time now and with other teams expressing interest in him aside from the Bucs, the saga may end soon.
The New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers have agreed to terms on a trade to send tight end Rob Gronkowski and a seventh-round pick to the Buccaneers in exchange for a fourth-rounder, according to sources. Gronk already took a physical with the Buccaneers, so he's headed to Tampa after retiring for a year. He will reunite with quarterback Tom Brady and should be the team's top pass-catching tight end over Cameron Brate and O.J. Howard. Expect Tampa to trade one of Brate or Howard during this week's draft as a result of this trade for Gronk. Gronkowski will turn 31 years old and nagging injuries slowed him down in 2018, but he'll return to at least midrange TE1 status now that he's back.
Retired New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has made it clear that he's leaving the door open for a return to football. He has informed the Patriots, who still hold his rights, that he would like to come back and play again, but only for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and quarterback Tom Brady. Multiple sources say this is something that has been discussed for the last 24 hours, and Gronkowski could make an announcement soon. A trade would have to be worked out for Gronk to be shipped to Tampa, and it could involve O.J. Howard being sent to New England. This would be a wild development and would hurt Cameron Brate's fantasy value the most. Gronk didn't play at all in 2019 and has plenty of injury concerns, but he'd immediately be on the TE1 radar if he landed back with Brady. He has been putting on weight in anticipation of a return, so it sounds like he's serious about playing in 2020. Stay tuned.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers would love to grab a complete running back who can catch the football consistently to complement quarterback Tom Brady in this year's draft, but they are also looking for a top cornerback. The fact that the Bucs aren't satisfied with Ronald Jones II is bad news for his fantasy potential in 2020 with Peyton Barber now out of town. Jones will still be plenty involved in the team's running game, but probably more as an early down, short-yardage and goal-line back. The Bucs could be hesitant to trust his pass-blocking skills heading into his third season, and that's even more important with Brady now under center. Some may assume that Jones will break out now that Brady is his QB, but you shouldn't be so overly optimistic.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht said that, "We have a lot of faith in Ronald Jones II. We have more faith in him than we ever have." Jones had a dreadful rookie season in 2018, but he was much better last year in a timeshare with Peyton Barber, running the ball 172 times for 724 yards (4.2 yards per carry) and six touchdowns in 16 games (nine starts). Barber is now gone, so theoretically Jones should have a bigger workload. However, he still leaves a lot to be desired with pass protection, and the Bucs must keep the pocket clean for new quarterback Tom Brady. Dare Ogunbowale is next up behind Jones, and the Bucs could address the position further in the draft. Jones' value will depend on who else is splitting time with him and if he can improve in pass protection, which will give him a chance to be on the field more during third downs.