After leaving the New England Patriots and signing with the Bucs, Brady ultimately helped the Buccaneers win Super Bowl LV, setting more records.
It now appears Brady is breaking records off the field as well. After joining the Bucs in 2020, sales of the team's fan gear rose 1200% according to Fanatics executive Michael Rubin.
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NFL: Bucs were 28th in sales in 2019
It's no surprise that the Buccaneers were close to last in terms of fan gear sales before Brady joined the franchise, as the franchise has not had much success in the NFL for several years. Prior to the team making it to the 2020 NFL Playoffs, they had only made it to the postseason back in 2007 under then-head coach Jon Gruden.
In 2015, the organization drafted Jameis Winston, in the hopes that he would become the face of the team and the franchise's leading QB. That move failed even though Winston earned himself a Pro Bowl spot in his rookie year and was also named to the All-Rookie team.
It shouldn't be a surprise that sales spiked dramatically when Tom Brady joined the organization. While he certainly has his fair share of haters, Brady also has many fans worldwide. Brady led in individual jersey sales last year, beating the likes of star NFL QB's Patrick Mahomes, Lamar Jackson, and others.
With his move to Tampa Bay, 'it is possible that several Patriots followed suit and chose to continue supporting him on the next step of his journey. Moreover, fans native to the Tampa Bay area were probably tired of their team continuously failing in the competitive environment of the NFL since 2007. They would have been thrilled when they realized that Brady could change all of that.
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