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Tom Brady to Tampa Bay and the Bucs? See the reaction

Once it seemed likely that the six-time Super Bowl champion quarterback was headed south, Twitter erupted.
When you're the GOAT like quarterback Tom Brady, everyone has an opinion about which team you should land on next.
When you're the GOAT like quarterback Tom Brady, everyone has an opinion about which team you should land on next. [ Times ]
Published Mar. 17, 2020|Updated Mar. 18, 2020

TAMPA — Well, it’s (almost) official. Tom Brady is reported to end up in Tampa Bay after the former New England quarterback announced Tuesday that he will not return to the Patriots. And it didn’t take long for “Brady to Tampa” and “Bucs” to top the trending charts on Twitter, either.

Here’s what social media thought of the news.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter pointed out this isn’t the first time the six-time Super Bowl champion has had his eye on making history.

Speculation about where Jameis Winston would end up has been building since the offseason began in February.

Coach Bruce Arians has said previously he considers the 26-year-old quarterback “an unknown quantity." Winston passed for 5,109 yards with 33 touchdowns, 30 interceptions and 112 points scored off his turnovers last season’s performance.

Related: We're about to discover if we've been too harsh on Jameis Winston

On Monday, the Bucs edged Winston closer to the door by franchise tagging linebacker Shaquil Barrett, who led the NFL in sacks this past season with 19.5.

Sports Illustrated’s Extra Mustard even went so far as to create a Bucs version of Brady in the Madden 2020 edition.

And one sports gambler is getting quite the return on his initial $200 investment, making a return of more than $10,000 on 50-1 odds that Brady would sign with the Bucs. I guess we should have listened to this person all along.

And receiver Mike Evans is finally getting “the best ever.”

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Contact Mari Faiello at mfaiello@tampabay.com. Follow @faiello_mari.

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