A look at Tom Brady’s 22-month tenure as a Buccaneer:
March 20, 2020: Brady signs a two-year, $50 million deal with the Bucs.
April 2020: Brady, attempting to get in a workout during the early stage of the pandemic, is ordered to leave a closed city park by a Tampa Parks and Recreation staffer.
April 7, 2020: Brady mistakenly barges into the Tampa home of offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich’s neighbor, believing the house to be Leftwich’s.
May 19, 2020: Bedecked in shoulder pads and an orange practice jersey, Brady is spotted working out with roughly eight teammates in a throwing session he arranged at Berkeley Preparatory School.
Sept. 13, 2020: In his Bucs debut, Brady throws two touchdown passes and two interceptions (including a pick-six) in a 34-23 loss at New Orleans.
Sept. 20, 2020: Brady posts his first win as a Buc, passing for 217 yards, a TD and a pick in a 31-17 win over Carolina.
Oct. 8, 2020: The Bucs fall 20-19 to the Bears in Chicago after Brady tosses an incompletion with 33 seconds remaining on fourth-and-6, believing it was only third down.
Nov. 11, 2020: In a sobering introduction to Florida’s storm season, Brady watches the winds from Tropical Storm Eta dislodge part of the dock behind the house he was renting from baseball Hall of Famer Derek Jeter.
December 2020: During the Bucs’ bye week, Brady meets extensively with offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich, where more play-action and pre-snap motion is discussed. The Bucs, 7-5 at the time, won’t lose another game in the 2020 season.
Jan. 24, 2021: On a 29-degree day in Green Bay, Brady offsets three interceptions with touchdown passes to three different receivers in a 31-26 win over the Packers in the NFC title game.
Feb. 7, 2021: Brady completes 21 of 29 passes for 201 yards and three touchdowns in a 31-9 romp over the Chiefs in Super Bowl 55 at Raymond James Stadium.
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Feb. 10, 2021: During the Bucs’ celebratory boat parade, Brady, presumably brimming with exuberance and avocado tequila, tosses the Lombardi Trophy from the stern of his sleek new vessel to tight end Cameron Brate, seated in another boat several feet away.
March 12, 2021: In an effort to provide roughly $19 million of salary-cap relief to the Bucs, Brady signs a one-year extension with the team, running through 2022.
Sept. 9, 2021: In the prime-time season opener against the Cowboys, Brady’s two-minute drive sets up Ryan Succop’s 36-yard field goal with two seconds remaining in a 31-29 victory.
Oct. 3, 2021: In his de facto homecoming hyped as the biggest regular-season game in NFL history, Brady directs a field-goal drive in the waning minutes to lift the Bucs to a 19-17 win over the Patriots in Foxborough. He also eclipses Drew Brees’ NFL career record for regular season passing yardage (80,358).
Oct. 24, 2021: Brady throws his 600th career touchdown pass, to Mike Evans. Not realizing the TD’s historical significance, Evans gives the ball to a fan in the north end zone’s front row.
Dec. 12, 2021: Breshad Perriman turns Brady’s check-down throw into a 58-yard touchdown in overtime, lifting the Bucs to a 33-27 home triumph over the Bills.
Jan. 23, 2022: In his final NFL game, Brady rallies the Bucs from a 24-point deficit before the Rams boot a field goal on the final play of Los Angeles’ 30-27 triumph in a division-round playoff game.
Feb. 1, 2022: Brady announces his retirement in a lengthy Instagram message.
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