How Tom Brady is already becoming leader of Buccaneers


Tom Brady has only been a member of the Buccaneers a few short months and hasn't even step foot in the team facility, but it appears he's already becoming a team leader.

The 42-year-old has hosted private workouts with some players, but his leadership has come across in Zoom meetings as well.

“I was also told by another player, ‘Look, he’s not waiting. He is aggressive. He is becoming our leader. It’s happening right now even though we are not together on a regular basis as a team in person,'” NFL Media's Mike Giardi said last week. “This is something I think all the Buccaneers are looking forward to when they finally get together on the field.

“Brady is the Pied Piper for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This isn’t to disparage what Jameis Winston did there, but Brady is drawing all kinds of attention from his teammates for the energy that he is bringing not only in these workouts that he has organized. But also, I was told, he is lighting up the Zoom meetings … intelligent questions, personality, engaging with teammates. This is exactly what they need.”

The quarterback signed a two-year deal with the team this offseason and will lead a loaded offense that already had Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, and then added Gronkowski along with himself this offseason.

Tampa Bay currently has the fifth-best odds in the league to win the Super Bowl. It hasn't made the playoffs since 2007.