The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made the biggest splash of the NFL offseason, signing the greatest quarterback of all time. With Brady under center, expectations have risen for the team that owns the NFC’s longest playoff drought.

Jameis Winston led the league in passing yards and finished second in touchdowns as Tampa Bay’s quarterback in the 2019 season. The mistake-prone quarterback committed more turnovers than ever, and the Buccaneers decided to move on from the No.1 overall pick in the 2015 draft.

Brady had a subpar year by his usual standards in his final season with the New England Patriots. The Bucs didn’t make the 42-year-old one of the highest-paid players for the 2020 season, but his stats could be improved with much better weapons in Tampa Bay.

Here’s a look at five key numbers for Brady ahead of his first season with the Bucs.

8 interceptions

Brady might not be the MVP-caliber quarterback he once was, but the future Hall of Famer still avoids making mistakes. He threw 22 fewer interceptions than Winston’s league-leading 30 picks in 2019. Brady has thrown 12 or fewer interceptions in 10 straight seasons.

10 wins

Excluding the 2008 season when Brady tore his ACL in Week 1, the quarterback has won at least 10 games in 16 straight years. The Patriots went 12-4 last season, giving Brady an average of 12.2 wins per year for the decade. The Bucs last had a 10-win season in 2010, completing their third straight losing record in 2019.

88.0 passer rating

Last year’s 88.0 passer rating was Brady’s lowest in six years. He never posted a passer rating worse than 97.4 from 2014-2018. Brady had 24 touchdown passes last year, which was on par with his career 3/1 touchdown-to-interception ratio. Winston had an 84.3 passer rating in 2019, and he never posted a rating higher than 92.2 in his career with the Bucs.

$25 million

Tampa Bay gave Brady a two-year contract worth $50 million, all of which is guaranteed. Brady can earn up to an additional $9 million in incentives. His $25 million average annual salary puts Brady tied with Drew Brees and Derek Carr for 12th in the league.


New England paid Brady more than $235 million in 20 years, putting him fourth all-time in career earnings for NFL players. He will pass both Peyton Manning and Eli Manning after the 2020 season. Only Brees will have made more money than Brady when next season is done.

Super Bowl winner Tom Brady
Super Bowl winner Tom Brady GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Maddie Meyer