It's unofficially official: Tom Brady will join Buccaneers

Tom Brady of the New England Patriots looks on during the fourth quarter of a game against the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium on September 22, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Getty Images)
Tom Brady of the New England Patriots looks on during the fourth quarter of a game against the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium on September 22, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Billie Weiss/Getty Images)

By Ty Anderson, 985TheSportsHub.com

After a day of reports linking him to Tampa Bay, career-long Patriot and current free agent quarterback Tom Brady is indeed going to be a Buccaneer, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter and Jeff Darlington. The report comes without word of any official announcement or date set up for Brady and the Bucs, but that it will indeed happen "barring anything unforeseen."

Adam Schefter on Twitter

Tampa is the expected landing spot for Tom Brady barring anything unforeseen, sources tell me and @JeffDarlington. There's no signing date or announcement officially set up, but Brady is expected to be a Buccaneer.

The unofficially official confirmation of Brady's move to Tampa comes just hours after Colin Cowherd reported that a source close to Brady had told him that Brady made his decision and that it was Tampa Bay, and on the same day Brady informed the Patriots that he was leaving Foxborough after 20 seasons with the franchise.

The 42-year-old Brady, who is at or near the top of every record for NFL quarterbacks, is coming off a 2019 season that featured 4,057 passing yards and 24 touchdowns on an obviously-limited Patriot offense. It also means that Brady will leave the Patriots with some straight-up ridiculous career numbers, headlined by six Super Bowl championships, a 219-64 record as a starter, 541 regular-season touchdown passes, and an NFL-record 30 postseason wins.

In Tampa. Brady will be tasked with ending a postseason drought that dates all the way back to 2007, and with the Bucs coming off a 7-9 campaign last season, "good" for their eighth losing season in the last nine years.

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