New England Patriots

Mar 26, 2020; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) is welcomed on a billboard over the crosstown expressway in Tampa Bay. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

By Ty Anderson,

If Tom Brady’s decision to sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers didn’t feel real before, seeing should be believing, as the Bucs decided to blow up social media with pictures of the 42-year-old Brady in his new Tampa Bay uniform.

Even with a ‘throwback’ that closely resembles their early-2000s scheme, there’s just something about these Tampa jerseys that make me think of the XFL or Arena Football League.

Nevertheless, they’re still better than the Cyber Pirate look the team rocked in the Jameis Winston Era, and I’m still not sure how we’d all feel about Brady in Creamsicle Orange. That look may have been enough to trigger a full-on glitch in the matrix, though it’s worth mentioning that the world has pretty much gotten progressively worse since Brady officially left the Patriots in March. Now, I’m not saying he’s to blame for the universe getting flipped upside down, just think it’s worth bringing up.

Signed to a two-year, fully-guaranteed deal, Brady has already taken his family down to Tampa, and has been working out with his new teammates ahead of a scheduled camp opening day of July 28. Brady, who won six Super Bowl titles during his two-decades run with the Patriots, will look to bring the Bucs back to the postseason for the first time since 2007, and deliver Tampa Bay their first playoff win since defeating the Raiders in Super Bowl XXXVII, one year after Brady’s first title.

As for my thoughts on how No. 12 looks in Bucs gear?

Ty Anderson is a writer and columnist for Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Yell at him on Twitter: @_TyAnderson.