When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed Tom Brady, they expected the greatest quarterback in NFL history to throw a lot of touchdown passes. While that will still happen, the future Hall of Famer found a surprising way to score his first touchdown with the Buccaneers.
In the NFL’s biggest game of Week 1, Brady was methodical on Tampa Bay’s game-opening drive. After throwing darts all over the field, paired with the benefit of two defensive penalties, the Buccaneers quickly moved to New Orleans’ two-yard line. Just inches away from the goal line, Tampa Bay turned to one of Brady’s favorite plays from his days in New England.
The Saints evidently weren’t prepared for Brady to take it in himself. Instead of dropping back and throwing to All-Pro receivers Mike Evans or Chris Godwin, the 43-year-old quarterback lowered his shoulders and drove it in himself.
While no one expected Brady’s first score with the Buccaneers to be a rushing touchdown, it’s a fitting moment. After all, Cam Newton did the same in his stellar Patriots’ debut. It seems both NFL MVPs are playing a game of “Anything you can do, I can do better,” and that makes for entertaining football.