Tom Brady took a calculated risk when he decided to leave the New England Patriots last offseason and take his talents down to Tampa. By separating himself from Bill Belichick, his head coach of two decades and co-mastermind of the greatest dynasty that the sport has ever seen, Brady opened himself up to potentially dent his legacy if things didn’t pan out well during this next chapter with the Buccaneers, especially if the status quo remained in Foxborough. However, the opposite has happened.
Brady has completely shifted the culture with the Buccaneers and has them heading to Super Bowl LV after winning three road playoff games, including matchups against Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers. For the 10th time in his career, Brady is heading to the big game. Meanwhile, Belichick and the Pats are well into their offseason after a 7-9 campaign, which was the worst mark the franchise has seen since 2000 — the year before Brady became the starter.