Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Getty Images | Mike Ehrmann


  • The Buccaneers quarterback can certainly set new franchise records
  • Tom Brady has his sights set on a storybook ending to his career
  • Brady has nothing left to prove on the football field

When talking about the greatest quarterbacks to grace the sport of football, Tom Brady's name is expected to be mentioned every single time, and he could be entering the history books once again this season – this time for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Luke Easterling, editor of the Bucs Wire on USA Today, tweeted what lies ahead for the winningest quarterback in NFL history in his third season with the Buccaneers.

"He needs 39 TD (touchdowns) passes to be the team's all-time leader. ... 4,872 passing yards to take the No. 2 spot on Tampa Bay's all-time list. ... 10 wins to have the most of any starting QB in Bucs history (playoffs included)," the journalist tweeted.

Brady surprised the NFL landscape this past offseason when he announced his retirement from the sport after spending an astounding 22 years on the field as a member of the New England Patriots and, most recently, the Bucs.

However, it would only take him 40 days to renege on that decision as he announced that he would be returning to Tampa Bay for his 23rd season.

Barring any form of injury, the former Michigan Wolverine can certainly break all three records mentioned by Easterling.

Throwing 39 touchdown passes would be of no surprise for Brady to do this season as he has accomplished the feat four times already in his career and even ended the 2017 season with a career-high 50 touchdowns.

Last season, Brady led the league in passing yards with 5,316, which also broke the record of 5,235 yards that he set 10 years ago with the Patriots.

Recording at least 10 wins is more than possible with Brady calling the shots under center as the previous two seasons saw the Buccaneers win 11 and 13 games – eventually leading them to a Super Bowl title.

"I just felt like I had a little left, and I want to give it a shot. I owed it to my teammates and our great coaches and our whole organization," said Brady in a recent episode of his show "Let's Go!" on SiriusXM with co-hosts Jim Gray and all-time great Larry Fitzgerald.

He continued, "We built something pretty special here in Tampa the last few years. ... You know, the competitive fire still burns. I want to get out there and I want to have a great season for everybody because there are a lot of people who have supported me along the way."

Despite having a lot on his plate in his personal life, Brady is more than ready to chase after his eighth Super Bowl ring.

Brady has nothing left to prove in his career at this point, but the competitor in him simply wants to give it another go-around that could potentially further cement his place atop the NFL's list of greatest players.

Rob Gronkowski #87 and Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrate winning Super Bowl LV
Rob Gronkowski #87 and Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrate winning Super Bowl LV Getty Images | Mike Ehrmann