Last Updated Mar 14, 2022, 9:25 AM

Brady Back With Buccaneers

Tom Brady Steals The Show Yet Again

Retirement didn’t last long for the GOAT. Tom Brady tweeted that he was coming out of retirement on Sunday night, taking the spotlight away from college basketball just an hour after the March Madness brackets were released. Brady announced that he was returning to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, sending the Buccaneers’ Super Bowl odds down to +750 at DraftKings after being +1200 and higher earlier this month.

Tamp Bay Immidiately Becomes Threat In NFC

The Green Bay Packers and Los Angeles Rams were seen as the two teams to beat in the NFC prior to the news that Brady was returning to Tampa. The Buccaneers are now co-favorites alongside the Packers as they no longer have to worry about whether to start Blaine Gabbert or Kyle Trask.

Brady was only retired for 40 days. He announced his retirement on February 1, 2022, just two days after Championship Weekend. He noted that he didn’t think he could put 100% into it any longer, but he needed less than six weeks to change tack. Interestingly, Brady’s return announcement comes the day after he saw Cristiano Ronaldo net a hat trick against Tottenham Hotspur as a guest of the Glazers.

Can Tampa Bay Win Its Third Super Bowl Title In 2022

The Tampa Bay offense will no longer have Antonio Brown or Ali Marpet, but the Buccaneers did opt to bring back Chris Godwin on a franchise tag. Mike Evans is still an elite receiver, and the return of Brady may convince Rob Gronkowski to re-join the team for one more season too. That should make the Buccaneers one of the best offenses once again in 2022 as Brady played at a high level last season.

This defense has some major question marks though. Vita Vea is the only starting defensive lineman returning, as Ndamukong Suh, Jason Pierre-Paul, and William Gholston are all free agents. The linebacking corps is elite with three stars, but the secondary was a major issue throughout the 2021 campaign.

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