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HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 05: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots celebrates with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the Atlanta Falcons during Super Bowl 51 at NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas. The Patriots defeated the Falcons 34-28. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

By Matt Dolloff,

It’s The Brady Effect™.

Clearly, plenty of players around the NFL view Tom Brady as capable of delivering a championship. Or, at least, some impressive stats for his weapons. One of the latest reports from top NFL insider Adam Schefter indicates that the Bucs have a chance to bring in even more talent to surround the former Patriots quarterback.

“Since word surfaced that Tom Brady is expected to land in Tampa, an unexpected high number of players have reached out to the Buccaneers to let them know they want to join the former Patriots’ QB there,” Schefter tweeted on Thursday.

You’d have to think the list of players now interested in going to Tampa to play with Brady includes some veteran pass-catchers. Receivers like Emmanuel Sanders or Robby Anderson, and ex-Brady teammates like Phillip Dorsett, Chris Hogan, and Demaryius Thomas must have some interest. Perhaps effing Antonio Brown was one of the first to call Bucs GM Jason Licht. Tight ends like Eric Ebron, Tyler Eifert, Jordan Reed, and Delanie Walker are out there.

It’s the same effect that has brought a lot of players to New England in the past. Now the Bucs are going to have that luxury, for at least one year. We’ll see if it really hurts the Patriots, but it sounds like Tampa will have its choice of extra weapons.

Matt Dolloff is a digital producer for Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Have a news tip, question, or comment for Matt? Follow him on Twitter @mattdolloff or email him at