There’s also a theory that Arians’ ouster was one of Brady’s conditions for ending his retirement.
The timeline of events is fishy, so football fans couldn’t help but conclude that it might be true.
Arians will still be in the building but in a front-office capacity.
Meanwhile, promoting defensive-minded Todd Bowles gives Brady and Leftwich a free pass to construct the offense.
But if Brady and Arians didn’t see eye to eye, then why would the seven-time Super Bowl winner give his former head coach a $50,000 watch?
Bruce Arians says Tom Brady recently gifted him a $50,000 watch.
"Who does that if we hate each other?"
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Arians said, “Who does that if we hate each other?”
Giving an expensive watch is a nice gesture from the three-time MVP.
But just like before, Brady is a person of subtle messages.
Could Brady Mean Something By That Gift?
It’s easy to rest the case that the watch is nothing but a gift.
However, Brady is known to add hidden meaning to his actions.
It could be purely coincidence, but his computer screen read 3:28 before the Buccaneers were set to face the Atlanta Falcons in Week 2 of the 2021 season.
Those numbers refer to the lead that Brady and the New England Patriots overcame to win Super Bowl LI in overtime.
Therefore, the watch given by Brady could mean that the clock is ticking on Arians.
His current position is more of a concession because of the success he brought to the team.
But then again, perhaps Brady just appreciates everything Arians has done for him.