Wouldn't it be nice if, one day, this picture features the two greatest free agent acquisitions in Buccaneers history. Defensive end Simeon Rice (97) was often putting pressure on quarterbacks such as Tom Brady in this file photo. CLIFF MCBRIDE | Archive [Times]
John Romano | Tampa Bay’s history of free agents is what you might politely call spotty. Here’s a list of the best and worst in Bucs history.
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Bucs receiver gives signalcaller the only number he’s known since high school for no compensation out of respect.
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  1. Wouldn't it be nice if, one day, this picture features the two greatest free agent acquisitions in Buccaneers history. Defensive end Simeon Rice (97) was often putting pressure on quarterbacks such as Tom Brady in this file photo. CLIFF MCBRIDE | Archive [Times]
  2. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) gestures during the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in October in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) [NICK WASS  |  AP]
  3. Quarterback Jameis Winston (3) talks with wide receiver Chris Godwin (12) on the sideline during the second half of a Dec. 1 Bucs game last season. [PHELAN M. EBENHACK  |  AP]
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  5. General manager Jason Licht on the offseason preparation for possibly landing a new quarterback, which eventually became Tom Brady: “We spent a lot of time ... meeting, evaluating every quarterback, every player like we always do — but especially quarterbacks that we thought could be potential (unrestricted free agents).” [Times]
  6. Packers wide receiver Geronimo Allison beats 49ers defensive back K'Waun Williams for a second-half catch during last season's NFC Championship Game. [TONY AVELAR  |  AP]
  7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers center Ryan Jensen (66) warms up before a preseason NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) [TONY GUTIERREZ  |  AP]
  8. The next time Tom Brady raises the Lombardi Trophy, it won't be while rolling down Boylston Street in Boston. So just how angry are New England fans about the usurpers in Tampa Bay? [FRED KFOURY III  |]
  9. A fourth-round pick in 2016, Ryan Smith has played in 57 games for the Bucs, starting 16. His biggest contributions come on special teams. [Times]
  10. In this Aug. 10, 2019, file photo, Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts hits an RBI double during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Boston. [MICHAEL DWYER  |  AP]
  11. It's no secret that Tom Brady is a fan favorite. But how many of those fans are invested in him more than the Patriots? We'll soon find out with the Bucs. [ERIC CANHA  |]
  12. In this Dec. 1, 1958, file photo, from left, Dan Rooney, son of Pittsburgh Steelers owner Art Rooney; George Allen, assistant coach of the Chicago Bears; and Pete Rozelle, general manager of the Los Angeles Rams, prepare to uncover coins determining the selection order at the NFL draft in Philadelphia. The draft has become an industry unto itself and the league's third-most popular annual event behind the Super Bowl and opening weekend. [SAM MYERS  |  AP]
  13. Kyle Van Noy, at home in Los Angeles, is among eight newly acquired Dolphins who talk to the media via Zoom from different parts of the country. The technology changed the dynamics of the conversation, and players seemed to like it. [STEVE WINE  |  AP]
  14. IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR GOODYEAR - The Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame's newest exhibit, which opened to the public on Dec. 13, 2019, offers "Blimp View" on-demand, where fans can experience aerial views of college football's most iconic stadiums. ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit toured the new Goodyear Blimp exhibit on Dec. 11, 2019. [TODD KIRKLAND  |  AP]
  15. Tampa Bay Rays pitcher James Shields, right, takes a swing at Boston Red Sox's Coco Crisp after Crisp was hit by a pitch and charged the mound in the second inning of a June 5, 2008, game in Boston. [MICHAEL DWYER  |  Associated Press]
  16. Quarterback Jameis Winston experienced the highest of highs and lowest of lows in his final season with the Bucs. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD  |  Times]
  17. Chances are, Bucs fan, you've likely just been a casual watcher of Tom Brady the past two decades. Now that he's your quarterback, a few things you should know. [IAN JOHNSON  |]
  18. Tom Brady smiles and waves goodbye to media after being asked by a reporter about his supposed friendship with Donald Trump on Dec. 16, 2015. [STEPHAN SAVOIA  |  Associated Press]
  19. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a news conference Feb. 3, 2020, in Miami, the day after the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl 54. [BRYNN ANDERSON  |  AP]
  20. In this Sept. 15, 2019, photo, New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown waits for the team's game against the Miami Dolphins to begin in Miami Gardens. [DAVID SANTIAGO   |  AP]
  21. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady warms up prior to a game against the Baltimore Ravens on Nov. 3, 2019, at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, MD. [MARK GOLDMAN  |]
  22. Quarterback Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints throws a pass during a Jan. 22, 2020, practice in Kissimmee for the Pro Bowl. [CHRIS O'MEARA  |  AP]
  23. You can't spend as many years in the league as Tom Brady and not have a ton of merchandising tie-ins.
  24. LSU running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (22) carries on a 57-yard touchdown run against Florida in Baton Rouge, La., on Oct. 12, 2019. He would be the best fit for the Bucs among current draft options. [GERALD HERBERT  |  Associated Press]