Buccaneers GM called Tom Brady-Bruce Arians partnership a ‘perfect marriage’


What is it referred to as when a 42-year-old quarterback groups up with a 67-year-old coach who got here out of retirement a 12 months in the past to take his present job?

According to Buccaneers common supervisor Jason Licht, it’s perfection.

Speaking in an interview on Sportscenter Thursday evening, Licht was requested if Tom Brady — who signed with the Buccaneers as a free agent in March — would really feel “crippling” stress to win shortly, given his shorter window of alternative with head coach Bruce Arians.

“I don’t have a lot of concerns on that right now,” Licht defined. “We have a head coach that, to be quite frank, isn’t gonna be here for the next 15, 20 years coaching the Buccaneers. So I think it was actually a perfect marriage.

“You’ve got two guys that have got something to prove,” Licht continued. “They want to win, they want to win now. They’ve got the same mindset.”

Arians retired from teaching following the 2017 season, stepping down as coach of the Cardinals. He ventured for a 12 months into broadcasting with CBS, however was lured again into the NFL by the Buccaneers.

“Getting Tom here, quite frankly, started with hiring Bruce last year,” Licht famous. “I don’t know if we would be in this situation right now without Bruce Arians as our head coach. And they’re kind of living parallel lives right now; they’ve got something to prove, and they want to do it now.”