Peter King on D&K: Tampa Bay 'sleeping giant' in potential Tom Brady landing spots for 2020

Ryan Hannable
January 30, 2020 - 10:49 am
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When it comes to the possible teams Tom Brady could play for in 2020, the list doesn't seem very long.

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Obviously, there's the Patriots and then teams like the Chargers and Raiders, and maybe even throw the Dolphins in there. But, what about the Buccaneers? They have money to spend, a veteran offensive-minded coach and quite a bit of talent on that side of the ball.

Appearing on Dale & Keefe Thursday, NBC Sports' Peter King called them a "sleeping giant" when it comes to potential Brady landing spots in 2020.

“The one that I believe is the sleeping giant in this is Tampa Bay," King said. "And when I say that, if Jameis Winston is realistic with what his contract demands/requests, whatever are, in my opinion he will be the quarterback of the Bucs next year. But, I don’t know that. I am hearing some things out of Tampa that he might be, and his agents might want a little bit more money than the Bucs want to pay. And we’ll see if that pans out. We’ll definitely see. 

“Look, they have a pretty good offensive line and they’ve got two excellent receivers. They’ve got a really good young tight end, and they have a very imaginative head coach and offensive coordinator in the passing game. I can’t tell you absolutely what they would do or what they are going to do, but I can tell you that they are fascinating to me because Bruce Arians isn’t coaching forever. I think he is one of those guys that all quarterbacks say, ‘Man, it would be cool to work for Bruce Arians’ because he’s such a fun offensive mind.

“Hey, look, everybody can say, ‘No, not that team. No, not this team.’ But, we’re talking about Tom Brady and we’re talking about a guy who obviously once he comes to your team does so much for it, including sells tickets like no other person in this free agent market is going to be. So, I guess I look at it and say when I think of Tampa Bay and Tom Brady, it makes as much sense to me as any of these other teams out here with the possible exception of the Chargers.”

Brady officially will become a free agent March 18, but can re-sign with the Patriots at any point until then.

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