This is what happens when you fall in love with a quarterback. You get giddy and generous.You put your man in Derek Jeter’s waterfront mansion. You arrange to bring his best buddy out of retirement. And then you draft a freak of nature to be his personal protector. So has Tampa Bay properly wooed you, Tom Brady?A month ago, the rumor was that the Bucs would cede control of the roster to Brady if he agreed to sign with Tampa Bay. That, of course, is nonsense. But it doesn’t mean the Bucs weren’t well aware that they had acquired one of the greatest commodities in NFL history and would do everything in their power to make sure he had every resource available to him.Which brings us to Tristan Wirfs, and serendipity run amuck.This was only the second time in the past decade that four offensive tackles were deemed worthy of top-15 picks , and it just happened to come in a year when the Bucs decided Demar Dotson had grown too old and Brady was too valuable to leave unprotected.This was an upgrade, yes. But it was also a necessity.“I would say we would always prioritize that position as one we would want to make sure we solidify," Tampa Bay general manager Jason Licht said. “It doesn’t matter who is playing quarterback, you have to keep them upright. I know the fact that Tom is a little up there in age people are making a little bigger deal of that, so yeah, we want to protect him. But any quarterback that’s back there, we want to protect."Well, yes. And also, pfffft.Tom Brady is here because the Bucs believe he can change the fortunes of an entire franchise. He is here because he will make better decisions in the pocket. He is here because, in the past decade, he has averaged eight interceptions a season.But you can’t automatically assume Brady is an upgrade in every sense from Jameis Winston. He is not as big. He certainly is not as mobile. Winston had three scrambles of 23 or more yards last season. Brady hasn’t had a single run that long in his 20-year career.Winston stood in the pocket and survived 47 sacks last season, which was one sack shy of tying for the NFL lead. Some of that can be attributed to holding the ball too long, something Brady will certainly not do.Tampa Bay’s offensive line ultimately played well enough to set a franchise record for scoring, but there still has to be concern about keeping Brady upright and healthy. He will be 43 when the season begins, and there is not a single quarterback in NFL history who has started more than a half-dozen games at that age.And that’s why getting Wirfs was critical enough that the Bucs gave up a fourth-round pick just to move up one spot in the draft. When it came to grades in passing sets, Pro Football Focus had Wirfs ranked ahead of all the other elite linemen. Better than Andrew Thomas and Jedrick Wills, and far better than Mekhi Becton. Maybe that was because he spent most of his time on the right side and didn’t face as many top rushers. Or maybe it was because Iowa did not face the level of competition that Thomas did at Georgia or Wills did at Alabama.But there were no caveats or excuses about his workout at the combine. He was faster in the 40-yard dash than the other guys. He did more reps in the bench press. His vertical leap was higher. At 320 pounds, he is a monster in the most complimentary sense possible. There were mock drafts that had Wirfs going as high as the No. 4 pick, which says something about his skills and maybe also the pedigree of his position at Iowa. He is the 18th offensive lineman drafted out of Iowa City since 1999.“He’s coming from a program that is so similar to what we do set-wise and pass protection and running game-wise," said Arians. “He’s so well coached, so I think he’s ahead of the curve that way and should allow us to put him in the lineup when he is ready." John Romano can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org . Follow @romano_tbtimes.