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Tom Brady’s First Move After Joining the Buccaneers Was Applying For a Trademark

It has been nearly a week since Tom Brady officially joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in free agency. That has been a bit of an adjustment period to see Brady no longer a member of the New England Patriots after spending his first two decades in the league with the franchise. It’s a change that Brady has already moved forward to embrace the new challenges that lie ahead. He has also paved the way to do one particular move upon agreeing to sign with the Buccaneers.

Tom Brady signs with the Bucs

In the weeks heading into free agency, there was plenty of speculation around what Brady planned to do.

For the first time in his career, there was real uncertainty that he would return to the Patriots, which he wound up taking that route this offseason. That sent a bit of a shockwave through New England that didn’t actually anticipate Brady would ever leave the team before he retired.

Brady made his free agency process quite quick as it took a couple of days for him to settle in on Tampa Bay as his next NFL destination as he agreed to a fully-guaranteed two-year, $50 million deal. It marks an entirely new chapter of what could be the final chapter of his illustrious career.

With that in mind, Brady hasn’t taken long to make one unique business decision before he officially starts his Buccaneers’ tenure.

Tom Brady’s pushes for trademark

Throughout the last several years, Brady has proven to be a savvy businessman off the field.

The 42-year-old proved that again, as he quickly put in an application for the trademark “TB X TB,” which many have used once he arrived to the Buccaneers, according to Chuck Shilken of the LA Times.

Tom Brady wants to trademark ‘TB X TB’; Bucs used it last week – Los Angeles Times

Brady seems to like the slogan so much that his agents, Yee & Dubin Sports, filed a trademark application for it last week.

According to the application, the intention is to use TB X TB on clothing, including shirts, pants, shorts, sweatshirts, sweaters, jerseys, sleepwear and headwear.

It’s a promising opportunity for him to make some huge financial profit from the trademark if he’s able to get it. The Buccaneers have already heavily used the slogan that perfectly fits the move of Tom Brady to Tampa Bay. There are endless ways that this could be used in unique ways on clothing in the coming months and next couple of years.

Regardless if Brady gets the trademark to that slogan, it has quickly caught on as another way to embrace his move to Tampa Bay.

What lies ahead of Tom Brady in Tampa Bay

With the decision to join the Buccaneers comes an entirely new set of challenges ahead of Brady in his 21st season.

The six-time Super Bowl champion is no longer under the umbrella of the Patriots, which presents a chance to build his legacy further away from New England. Brady may be in the backend of his career, but he has proven to still be a highly capable quarterback.

It will be a tough adjustment period early on for him to learn and build chemistry with his new teammates while working with a new playbook under head coach Bruce Arians. Brady has an opportunity to showcase that he can be the missing piece for the franchise to push them beyond their first playoff berth in well over a decade.

All of this sets the stage for what could be a highly intriguing chapter of the future Hall of Famer’s career.