There is an entirely renewed sense of optimism around the Tampa Bay Buccaneers since star quarterback Tom Brady arrived. However, it’s hard to look past his entire legacy before his first campaign with Tampa Bay. With that in mind, Brady will move past Hall of Famer Brett Favre for an impressive all-time NFL record.
Tom Brady’s next chapter with the Buccaneers
For the first time in his illustrious career, Tom Brady will play for another franchise aside from the Patriots.
Brady’s decision has changed the course of his career, where he can add another chapter to his legacy. The writing was the wall in New England as he continued to voice uncertainty around his future with the organization through the 2019 campaign. Despite that, it’s a fresh opportunity to join a revamped team in Tampa Bay that features plenty of talent around him to build something special.
It has completely altered the Patriots’ future with a new quarterback leading the charge for the first time in 20 years. With all that in mind, Brady will surpass Brett Favre for a prestigious all-time league record in his first game with the Buccaneers.
Tom Brady will pass Brett Favre’s all-time NFL record
Tom Brady has set numerous records throughout his illustrious career that have been a testament to his success and longevity.
The 43-year-old has secured many league records that may stand for years to come. With that in mind, Brady will surpass the all-time mark for most career games played held by Hall of Famer Brett Favre after he takes his first snap with the Buccaneers. Not only does that speak to Brady’s tremendous career, but also his ability to remain an effective quarterback through his first two decades.
Beyond that, he has continued to showcase that he has plenty of gas left in the tank. It should see him extend that record well past Favre’s previous mark. Although Brady has garnered that historic mark, it shouldn’t dwindle what the former Green Bay Packers great accomplished in his 20 NFL seasons.
It includes setting the NFL record with 297 consecutive starts, which is a figure that increases to 321 straight games with the playoffs. Brady’s career has seen him making a living in the postseason behind a league-record 30 playoff wins in 41 career appearances.
His postseason success is highlighted by nine Super Bowl trips with six wins along with records on that stage in yards (2,838), touchdown passes (18), Most 300-yard passing games (four), and MVP awards (four).
Buccaneers’ 2020 season expectations
With the all-time career games played record in tow, Tom Brady has a promising future ahead in the 2020 campaign.
Following his arrival to the Buccaneers, the front office has added more proven talent around him offensively. It’s highlighted by the acquisition of longtime teammate Rob Gronkowski and former Jacksonville Jaguars star running back Leonard Fournette.
These moves added to their already strong group of skilled position talent with Pro Bowl wideouts Mike Evans and Chris Godwin along with tight ends O.J. Howard and Cameron Brate. The Buccaneers also possess a strong group defensively that has plenty of game-changers.
The transactions further ramped up the expectations around the franchise that many have been pinned as a Super Bowl favorite. There will be some bumps along the way as they build stronger on-the-field chemistry. Ultimately, only time will tell if the Buccaneers, led by Brady, can vie for Super Bowl 55.