Tom Brady’s arrival to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has immediately put the franchise on the map ahead of the 2020 season. There is plenty of buzz around the Buccaneers that have generated much excitement about what lies ahead. Brady now has another reason to exude with enthusiasm to send a strong message to the rest of the NFL.
Tom Brady’s fresh start with the Buccaneers
Following his stint with the New England Patriots that lasted two decades, Tom Brady will start anew with the Buccaneers.
It’s a fresh chapter in his illustrious career, where he can add to legacy away from New England and future Hall of Famer Bill Belichick. Brady has an opportunity to carve out another successful tenure with a franchise that hasn’t experienced sustained success in more than a decade. The Buccaneers have been an organization absent of a playoff appearance since 2007.
Brady brings his high standards for success with him to the Buccaneers that have immediately brought forth Super Bowl expectations. That alone has generated plenty of reasons for excitement around the franchise ahead of the 2020 season. That has reached another level for Brady because of what one of his teammates has shown.
Rob Gronkowski may finally be healthy
Tom Brady’s arrival to the Buccaneers isn’t the only reason the organization is excited about the 2020 season.
Tampa Bay also acquired Rob Gronkowski earlier this offseason as he ended his brief retirement to play alongside Brady. Things continue to progress in a promising manner for Gronkowski behind showcasing on the practice field. It has led head coach Bruce Arians to voice that the 31-year-old’s health issues may be behind him, according to Jenna Laine of ESPN.
“He doesn’t have a gigantic elbow brace on. He’s moving. He’s running fast again. He’s got great body control,” Arians said Thursday. “Some of the things — the stiffness that I saw at the end of his career with all the injuries — it looks like it’s gone.”
Throughout the tail end of his tenure with the Patriots, Gronkowski was becoming a shadow of himself physically. He dealt with lingering health issues that pushed him into retirement. His year away from the NFL allowed his body to heal and become refreshed. There is room for improvement with his physical conditioning, but what he has displayed in training camp is quite encouraging.
Things could change once Gronkowski goes through the wear and tear of an entire season, but that shouldn’t overlook his tremendous start. The table is set for him to put forth a strong comeback campaign where he could show plenty of shades of his previous dominant self. That could add another element that could make Brady and the Buccaneers even more dangerous for the rest of the league.
Bucs’ 2020 NFL season expectations
The start of the regular season is a few weeks away, but it’s hard to avoid the Buccaneers’ building buzz.
There have been plenty of obstacles to overcome this offseason due to concerns regarding the coronavirus. Still, Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski appear to be adjusting quite well in their new scenery. There are high expectations for both not only to be major offensive factors but also help guide the Buccaneers toward the playoffs.
That will be a daunting task in the stacked NFC, but the pieces look to be in place to make a strong postseason push. Beyond that, Brady can add to his already stacked resume with what could be another defining moment in his NFL career.