Tom Brady is several months removed from making the career-altering decision to leave the New England Patriots. Through the first several weeks of the 2020 season, Brady has excelled as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers‘ guiding force. The Buccaneers star quarterback now has more reason to feel even more secure about his decision after what Hall of Famer Warren Moon voiced about the move.
Tom Brady continues to find early success with the Bucs
In the first several games of his Buccaneers career, Tom Brady has helped guide the franchise to a promising spot.
There have been ups and downs along the way, but Tampa Bay has looked like a potential NFC powerhouse. Brady has continued to build chemistry with his teammates through the reps while the Buccaneers are among the NFL’s top offensive teams.
The 43-year-old has put forth a solid start ranking 11th with 1,541 passing yards, fourth with 14 touchdown passes and holds a 97.8 passer rating. Brady also achieved a career first with five different recipients of his touchdown passes in a single game, effectively making him the oldest player to reach that feat.
His play continues to improve as the season rolls along, which has produced much optimism around Tampa Bay’s future in 2020. Brady has now received further assurance from a Hall of Famer that he made the right decision this past offseason.
Warren Moon supports Tom Brady’s decision to leave the Patriots
For the first time in Tom Brady’s illustrious career, he’s playing for another franchise after spending the first two decades with the Patriots.
Brady committed to the massive career change that has altered the course of his next football chapter. With that in mind, Hall of Famer Warren Moon recently told JR SportsBrief that he believes the six-time Super Bowl champion made the right choice to leave the Patriots and join the Buccaneers. (H/T WEEI)
“I really do think that he made the right decision,” Moon told JR SportBrief. “He’s going somewhere where they have great talent around him, great wide receivers in Chris Godwin and Mike Evans. He has good tight ends; [Rob] Gronkowski comes there, a guy that he’s very, very familiar with.
Moon continued: The running backs have been very good, and the offensive line, they really beefed that up in the offseason as well. But the thing I’m more encouraged about is their defense.”
There is no question that Tampa Bay possesses more offensive talent around Brady to help him succeed at this point in his career. He’s playing with two Pro Bowl-caliber wide receivers along with his longtime teammate Rob Gronkowski. The Buccaneers also possess a rising star running back in Ronald Jones and Pro Bowler Leonard Fournette.
More importantly, Tampa Bay has the pieces in place to give Brady the opportunity to add another Super Bowl to his resume.
Buccaneers in a position to compete for the Super Bowl
It may be too early in the 2020 season to give a genuine assessment concerning Tom Brady’s decision to leave the Patriots, but things are off to an encouraging start.
Brady has experienced the expected bumps in the road due to the change in scenery and the limitations over the offseason that COVID-19 brought about. Despite those circumstances, the Buccaneers are starting to look like a legitimate Super Bowl contender in the NFC. Their offense continues to round into form, while their defense has shown to be one of the league’s top units.
There is still much of the 2020 season left to play, but the trajectory the Buccaneers are moving could see them make a deep run in the playoffs.