There has been a ton of speculation surrounding the decision of Tom Brady to leave the New England Patriots after 20 years of excellence and six Super Bowl titles won just to sign with the Tampa Bay Bucs.
Many thought it was because of money or to have more control within the organization, but that doesn’t seem to be the case at all.
The Tampa Bay Times reported during the 90-minute phone interview with the Bucs — Brady was more concerned about getting to know his new teammates.
“Tom Brady never asked for control of the offense,” Stroud reported. “He knew that Arians, offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich, quarterbacks coach Clyde Christensen and special assistant Tom Moore would collaborate with him on game plans. He didn’t ask for any specific players to join him. He didn’t even ask to wear No. 12, which for the moment belongs to Godwin.
“In fact, there was only one request Brady had after he had signed: He wanted the phone numbers of all his new Bucs teammates.”
Tom Brady threw for 74,571 yards and 541 touchdowns with the Patriots.