The Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded for Rob Gronkowski Tuesday, providing Tom Brady with another outstanding weapon. The greatest quarterback of all time might have the NFL’s best group of playmakers in the 2020 NFL season.

Mike Evans and Chris Godwin were the most productive pair of wide receivers in the 2019 season, combining to catch 153 passes for 2,490 yards and 17 touchdowns for the Bucs. They did so despite missing five games between them, allowing Jameis Winston to lead the league in passing yards. 

Winston also threw a league-high 30 interceptions, seven of which were returned for scores. The Buccaneers still finished third in total offense and fourth in points scored. 

Brady threw for 4,057 yards, 24 touchdowns and eight interceptions last season, saddled with an unimpressive receiving corps. Julian Edelman was Brady’s only reliable option in his final year in New England. The six-time Super Bowl champion hasn’t thrown more than 11 interceptions in eight straight seasons.

Evans has been among the NFL’s most consistent players since being drafted in 2014. The 26-year-old has recorded over 1,000 receiving yards in every season, averaging 80.7 yards per game.

Godwin had a breakout year in 2019, which was his third NFL season. The 24-year-old ranked third with 1,333 receiving yards and tied for fourth with nine receiving touchdowns. 

Gronkowski is returning from a one-year retirement after spending nine seasons in New England, where Brady was his starting quarterback each year. The 30-year-old made the All-Pro First-Team four times, arguably making him the best tight end in league history. Gronkowski had 47 catches for 682 yards and three touchdowns in his final season with the Patriots.

Brady and Gronkowski made five trips to the Super Bowl as teammates, winning three championships. Tampa Bay hasn’t won a playoff game since the Buccaneers won the Super Bowl 17 years ago.

Rob Gronkowski Patriots Chiefs Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots makes a catch in the fourth quarter to put the team in field-goal range against the Kansas City Chiefs in the fourth quarter at Gillette Stadium on October 14, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Photo: Jim Rogash/Getty Images