Tom Brady’s first words as a Tampa Bay Buccaneer came via a conference call Tuesday. Due to the nationwide response to the ongoing health crisis, the usual news conference was not possible.
He answered questions from selected media members for about 30 minutes.
After two decades and six Super Bowls in New England, Brady feels that Tampa Bay is the right place for the next chapter in his Hall of Fame career.
“There were a lot of things that were intriguing to me about the organization,” Brady said. “I’m going to do everything I can in my position to win and make it happen.”
He reiterated the importance of making the most of this offseason to learn a new offense and getting to know his new Bucs teammates.
“I paid of attention to (Bruce Arians’) offense for a long time. Football to me is about throwing to the guy that’s open,” Brady said. “There’s some really talented players on the offense with unique skill sets. I have one ball and I have to deliver to the guy that can do something with it.”
Brady officially signed a two-year $50-million contract with the Bucs on Friday. He said it will be quite a change in making Tampa his new home.
“There’s a lot of change. It’s just that. You go from the northeast to the south. The climate’s different, a lot of things that will be different,” Brady said. “It’s not like I’m 25 where I pack a suitcase and go.”
Brady ended his first conference call with the media: “I’m excited to get started.”