NFL Betting: How Far Can Tom Brady Go This 2020?

Posted by Derrick Harper on August 31, 2020 in

After Tom Brady signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in March, many declared that the Bucs should now be considered a Super Bowl contender. With all of the hype and optimism surrounding the 2020 Buccaneers, many are looking forward to what Tom Brady can do. Brady has always been driven, and he’s determined to take Tampa Bay to the next level. Let’s get right into action so you can plan ahead your bets against their NFL odds.

NFL Betting: How Far Can Tom Brady Lead Bucs in 2020?

At 43 years old, Brady has thus far eluded Father Time. Although at times he played like a 42 year old last season, he has worked even harder this offseason to improve on a subpar 2019 season. With a grueling physical regimen, along with a diet that many couldn’t handle, Brady has kept his body in tip-top shape.

The six-time Super Bowl champion decided that he needed a change of scenery, and he found that change in Tampa Bay. Brady is being asked to learn a new system under Tampa Bay Head Coach Bruce Arians. Arians is known as the “Quarterback Whisperer” among NFL circles. Arians’ system has always been a quarterback-friendly system, so things are set up for Brady to succeed. Although Brady is coming into the season without the benefit of offseason camps, he will be fine. He did conduct some unofficial workouts with many of his new teammates, so there is some familiarity there.

One thing that could hinder Brady this season is Tampa Bay’s suspect offensive line. Jameis Winston was sacked 47 times last season. Winston is much better at eluding the rush than Brady, so Brady will have to get rid of the ball quickly to avoid being sacked. Tampa Bay did draft Tristan Wirfs out of Iowa with their first-round pick, so there’s hope that the line will be improved. 

Tampa Bay should have a trio of outstanding receivers for Brady to throw to. One of the biggest issues that Brady had with the Patriots was the lack of great receivers. He shouldn’t have that issue this season. Mike Evans and Chris Godwin both put up great numbers last season, and should benefit from Brady being under center. Combine them with the offseason acquisition of Brady’s former Patriot teammate, Rob Gronkowski, and you have an offense that could put up some big numbers. 

Another factor that could help Brady be successful is Tampa Bay’s defensive unit. The Buccaneers led the league in stopping the run in 2019. They lost very little from last year’s unit, so they should still be strong. By giving Brady and the offense time to rest, this should be another factor that could help Tampa’s offensive unit.

So, how far can Brady take the Buccaneers? Their biggest divisional foe will be the New Orleans Saints. These two will meet in New Orleans in Week 1. Tampa will benefit from Carolina’s rebuilding process, and that the Falcons haven’t been very strong over the past two seasons. If health doesn’t become an issue, Brady should lead the Bucs to the playoffs. We’re not sure that they have enough to make it to the Super Bowl, but once you get into the playoffs, anything can happen.