Why did Tom Brady join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers? Reasoning behind QB's decision to head to the East Coast explained 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady

Tom Brady's 23rd season in the NFL came to an end on Monday night when his Tampa Bay Buccaneers side crashed out of the playoffs. The Buccaneers lost to the Dallas Cowboys 14-31 in the Wild Card round.

As Tampa Bay's season has concluded, Brady's stint with the franchise has also likely come to an end. The quarterback signed for the team in the 2020 offseason and played with the Buccaneers for three seasons in total.

However, some NFL fans have been curious to learn why Brady chose to join the Buccaneers after a 20-years sojourn with the New England Patriots. The legendary quarterback was in demand when he entered free agency and Tampa Bay were eager to sign him.

Tom Brady also favored the team as the location and the warm weather in Florida were a big attraction. More so, the quarterback was keen on working with another experienced head coach. When Brady joined, NFL veteran Bruce Arians was in charge of the Buccaneers.

Lastly, Tampa Bay also had an exciting roster to build a team around Brady. With Pro Bowl receivers Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, tight ends O.J. Howard and Cameron Brate, the Bucs looked like they had a strong foundation for success.

How has Tom Brady fared over his three seasons with the Buccaneers?

Tom Brady winning the Super Bowl with the Buccaneers
Tom Brady winning the Super Bowl with the Buccaneers

Tom Brady spent a total of three seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He helped them win the Super Bowl in his first campaign as well as two divisional titles.

The 15-time Pro Bowler ended his stint in Tampa Bay by throwing for 16,655 yards on 1,551 passes with 123 touchdowns.

It remains to be seen whether Brady will return next season, with many suggesting that the NFL legend has played his last game in the league. While there are a number of teams rumored to be keen on signing the quarterback, his future is still up in the air amid rumors of retirement.

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