The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are looking like a house of cards crumbling down.
Ali Marpet retired after seven NFL seasons and a number of their top-level free agents might sign with other teams.
The situation could be saved if quarterback Tom Brady was still around.
After all, he was the one who recruited some of these stars to play with him and win titles, which they eventually did in Super Bowl LV.
However, Brady also retired after 22 NFL seasons, saying that he won’t make the same competitive commitment he’s done in the past.
But even if the seven-time Super Bowl left the game for good, Good Morning Football host Peter Schrager tweets that the Buccaneers have a different sentiment.
Bucs GM Jason Licht, on whether they’re 100% ready to accept Tom Brady’s retirement on @gmfb: “We’re going to leave the light on…”
— Peter Schrager (@PSchrags) March 1, 2022
Schrager said, “Bucs GM Jason Licht, on whether they’re ready to accept Tom Brady’s retirement on @gmfb: “We’re going to leave the light on…”
Of course, it would be difficult to accept that Brady’s stint in Tampa Bay lasted only two seasons.
If they had everyone back, they could still have a chance to compete for another Super Bowl.
Unfortunately, Brady’s departure affects the team in several ways.
It’s not that only one person left, because there’s no motivation to stay now that their leader left the game for good.
Hoping On Nothing
Still, Licht and the Buccaneers are hoping that Brady will cancel his retirement and play for one more season.
After all, doing so will fulfill his goal of playing football until 45 years old.
That milestone would become a perfect selling point for his TB12 method and other business ventures.
He’s the glue guy that keeps them focused on the ultimate prize and he led them there.
Unless Brady changes his mind, it’s going to be a long 2022 season in Tampa Bay.