Tom Brady makes his pitch for Aaron Judge to join the Buccaneers
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are roughly a quarter of the way through the 2022 season. Although injuries were a major problem for the team in the first few weeks, the Buccaneers have managed to get a few players back, including Russell Gage, Chris Godwin, and Donovan Smith. The tight end room is an area where the offense is still finding its feet. Veteran Cam Brate has only recorded 11 catches for 100 yards. Brate missed last week with a concussion, in his absence, rookie Cade Otton pulled down six of his seven targets for 43 yards.
It’s clear that the somewhat unexpected loss of star tight end Rob Gronkowski to retirement has effectively limited a position that quarterback Tom Brady used to rely on in crucial scenarios.
Brady has been leveraging his connections to strengthen the unit ahead of what’s likely to be a long postseason run by the Buccaneers.
On Monday Aaron Judge, a future Hall of Famer, hosted the latest episode of his “Let’s Go! podcast. podcast. Brady made his pitch to the baseball star before he was let go.
“Having had such an amazing year, and, you know… now on the brink [baseball] free agent, I was certainly curious what it would take for you to get down here in Tampa to make it a tight end to us next year,” Brady explained to Judge . “So, as a free agent it looked pretty good to my eyes the way he runs and the size, catch radius, and power. This could be something we could be working together on. I know that you were a great high-school player. Although you did well in baseball, I’m not sure if this dual-sport athlete is something that we should consider. “
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Judge joked that he thinks the two can work something out as long as Brady throws him some passes in the red zone. He mentioned that he’ll play free, so the Buccaneers or Rays might consider collaborating.
” We could get a little split contract. Judge said that we can work it out. “You can give me some looks in red zone and then I can go off to hit some home runs after that. We’ll find something that works for us. “
“If Tom tosses me touchdowns I’ll play for no cost,” Judge said. “Sign me up for free play, that’s all. “
The last thing Judge is going to have to do is play for free after hitting a ridiculous 62 home runs in 2022 along with a career-high . 311 batting average. His next contract is projected to bring in $35 million annually and $300 million in total.
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