3. Tom Brady
Yes, we have Drew Brees ahead of Tom Brady and there is a pretty simple reason why: Brees looked much better than Brady did last season, which is the best way that we can gauge how two old quarterbacks will be in 2020.
We will dive into Brees more on his slide. This is about Brady.
Most people fall into two camps of thinking when it comes to Tom Brady on the Buccaneers in 2020. There are those that think that the Bucs are legitimate contenders and that Brady is the difference for the team and there are those that think Brady is washed and the Bucs won’t be that great.
The truth is that they lie somewhere in between. Brady is by no means the same quarterback that he was even three years ago, but he is still uber-experienced and is going to make the right throws 99 percent of the time.
He has fantastic weapons, perhaps the best that he has had since the Pats went undefeated in 2007. He also has a serviceable offensive line that Pro Football Focus projects to be the 13th best in the NFL in 2020 — not bad.
However, his arm is still not all the way there and we saw the first signs last season of him just not being great. How much of that was him just not wanting to be in New England with poor weapons or was legitimate regression is unknown. We will learn that this season.
Tom Brady is still dangerous and in the right offensive scheme, the Bucs are a team that will win 10-11 games. They aren’t the cream of the crop, but they are a playoff-caliber team.