Joe Montana, Brett Favre and Peyton Manning could claim the which is what New England Patriots manager Bill Belichick dubbed Tom Brady shortly after announcing his departure from the team on Tuesday.
Brady will now join all three to try to forge a second career with a new team, after leading the Patriots to nine Super Bowls, including six victories. Belichick praised the 42-year-old Brady’s consistency, which he credited with helping the Patriots remain Super Bowl contenders for Brady’s 20 years. He called Brady a “pattern pioneer” and a “bar lifter,” and credited him with helping the 42-year-old move the Patriots organization forward on and off the field.
Now Brady is expected to adopt that attitude of “setting the tone” with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Multiple reports say the six-time Super Bowl champion has agreed to a deal with the Buccaneers, where he will team up with head coach Bruce Arians. NFL.com reported that the deal is worth $ 30 million per season. It’s a move that looks compelling on paper, but it also faces initial skepticism.
Former Bucs quarterback Chris Simms, son of New York Giants legend Phil Simms, played eight years in the NFL. He questioned Brady’s pairing with the Bucs, mainly because of Arians’ preferred quarterback style. His big catchphrase from him is, ‘No risk, no cookie,’ which means if you don’t stay there and make big pitches, you won’t get the big payoff,” said Simms, who is currently an analyst. for NBC Soccer Night in America.
Simms added that he has noted Brady’s “reluctance to hold the ball and take a shot to make maybe a 20 or 25-yard throw down the field. That’s a tough thing to ask a 43-year-old quarterback all the time. I don’t know if that’s realistic. Simms said the signing of Brady also brings the possibility of exposing a team’s culture if the results are not shown. In addition to Super Bowl victories, Brady’s résumé includes four Super Bowl MVP awards,