We knew he was leaving New England, but it still didn't feel real. Then, we heard that the Chargers were out of the running to sign him, but what that meant still didn't feel real. After all, that would have mean Tom Brady was going to the... wait, the Tampa Bay Bucs? That can't be right.
Now, per insider Ian Rapoport, Brady has agreed to sign with the Buccaneers.
It's real. But if it feels just about impossible to wrap your head around, you are far, far from alone, my friend.
The writing was on the wall, but the fact remains that the last time TB12 wore a uniform that wasn't New England's, he was slinging it for the Michigan Wolverines. That was two full decades ago. A lot has happened since then.
And now, no matter what precisely happens in the 2020 NFL season, we can safely say that nothing -- and i mean nothing -- will ever be the same.
For Patriots fans, the process of making peace with life without Brady will take a long time.
For Saints, Falcons, and Panthers fans, it's suddenly hell on earth. After all, when was the last time Tom Brady had a guy like Mike Evans to throw to?
Think about that. Seriously think about it. And try to imagine just what this season has in store without your head exploding.