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Tom Brady free agency odds: Bucs new favorites to sign QB
Find line reports, best bets, and subscribe to push notifications in the Betting News section. New England is no longer in the driver's seat to retain Tom Brady's services. That's according to the latest odds from bookmakers, who priced the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-150) as short favorites to sign Brady away from the Patriots (+110). Those two teams are the clear betting front-runners ahead of Wednesday's official start to NFL free agency. ThoseNew England is no longer in the driver's seat to retain Tom Brady's services.
Theare getting new uniforms in 2020, and isn't sure if his will come with a new number.
The Pro Bowl wide receiver spent his first three seasons wearing No. 12, the same numberdonned for two decades with the New England Patriots. Brady, who started the "TB12" brand, signed his contract with the Buccaneers on Friday.
"My phone is blowing up over the last 24 hours on Twitter, Instagram, like phone calls, text messages," Godwin told. "People just asking me the same question. I think it will be very interesting whatever happens.
Report: Bucs, Brady agree in principle on deal worth $30M per year
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are expected to be Tom Brady's landing spot barring any unforeseen developments, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Brady and the Buccaneers have an agreement in principle worth roughly $30 million per season, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports, citing a source. The Los Angeles Chargers were also a late candidate to sign Brady, but the quarterback's camp led them to believe he'd sign with a team in the east due to family considerations, NFL Network's Jim Trotter reported.Tampa Bay selected quarterback Jameis Winston first overall in the 2015 draft, but he's never led the Buccaneers to the playoffs.
"We haven't talked about it. We talked briefly, but hadn't mentioned that at all. Obviously, if he doesn't want it or isn't making a big deal about it, I'm definitely going to keep it. But we'll see how that goes."
Such situations are not uncommon in professional sports, especially in the NFL, with each position group limited to a specific range of numbers. Players often buy their preferred number from a new teammate with cash, a gift, or a charitable donation.
"I think just out of respect for what he's done, what he's accomplished, just kind of for the career he's built for himself, you've got to kind of lean into that respect, you know?" said Godwin. "We'll see. We'll see how it goes."
Godwin also wore No. 12 while at Penn State. Brady wore No. 10 at Michigan.
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Bucs' Godwin: Winston got more blame than he deserved last season .
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers missed the playoffs for the 12th consecutive season in 2019, and a major storyline was quarterback Jameis Winston, whose impressive offensive production was often overshadowed by his turnovers. But in eyes of star receiver Chris Godwin, the signal-caller was unfairly singled out as the scapegoat for Tampa Bay's struggles. "I definitely think he got more of the blame than he deserved," Godwin said in an interview on "TheBut in eyes of star receiver Chris Godwin, the signal-caller was unfairly singled out as the scapegoat for Tampa Bay's struggles.