Tom Brady has joined the Bucs. Good.
Maybe an iconic 42-year-old QB can still be the vote-of-confidence difference-maker the Bucs, a playoff-potential team with lagging attendance, need. And maybe this will be what Brady really wants: Out from under Bill Billichek, distance from a relatively frustrating season, a new challenge, super star money and the ultimate affirmation of legendary status. That would happen if he can succeed with the Bucs, who haven’t qualified for the postseason since 2007 and have had only one winning season in the past decade. By all accounts, Brady has sent the right signals by familiarizing himself with Bruce Arians’ system and requesting phone numbers of future Bucs teammates.
But already there is a confirmed winner. We really needed this diversion.