- Tom Brady has announced he is unretiring to return to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are now favored to win the Super Bowl with +700 odds.
TAMPA, Fla. – Tom Brady has shaken up the NFL world once again by announcing that he has changed his mind about retirement and will be returning to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for one more season. The news came on Sunday, March 13, the night before free agency is set to begin.
These past two months I’ve realized my place is still on the field and not in the stands. That time will come. But it’s not now. I love my teammates, and I love my supportive family. They make it all possible. I’m coming back for my 23rd season in Tampa. Unfinished business LFG pic.twitter.com/U0yhRKVKVm
— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) March 13, 2022
With that, Brady’s decision to return could have an impact on free agency and the decision of many Buccaneers free agents. Prior to Brady announcing his return, legal online betting sites had the Buccaneers’ odds to win the Super Bowl listed down at +2800. Following the announcement, their odds rocketed up to +700 which is the shortest in the league.
Super Bowl 57 Odds
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers +700
- Buffalo Bills +750
- Green Bay Packers +750
- Kansas City Chiefs +750
- Los Angeles Rams +1100
- Denver Broncos +1200
- San Francisco 49ers +1200
- Dallas Cowboys +1600
Brady’s Impact On Free Agency
Before Brady’s return, the Bucs were headed for a long free agency road ahead of them with tons of key players undecided. Those players include Jason Pierre-Paul, Rob Gronkowski, and Leonard Fournette amongst many others. Any of which they lost, their NFL odds could be impacted.
One major free agency move that has already been impacted by Brady’s return is that of their starting center, Ryan Jenson. Jenson was slated to enter free agency and ended up re-signing with the Bucs on a three-year deal.
With Brady’s decision already bringing back his starting center, he could certainly have an impact on other Bucs free agents and their decisions.
Brady’s Impact On The Field
The Buccaneers had one of their best seasons last year with Brady under center and with him coming back for one more year, they could be in line for a repeat. Brady led the Bucs to the second-most total yards in the league (405.9), most passing yards (307.6), and the second-highest scoring team (30.1) in the league. It is safe to say that Brady can do this once more this season if the Bucs can return some of their free agents.
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