Six-time Super Bowl champion and former Michigan Wolverines quarterback Tom Brady announced Tuesday he would be leaving the New England Patriots on social media.
FOREVER A PATRIOT pic.twitter.com/QSBOJBs4uy— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) March 17, 2020
This decision ends his 20-year run with the Patriots and the nine Super Bowl appearances he had with head coach Bill Belichick.
The three-time MVP is expected to sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and make around $30 million per year.
While some may consider this to be a money-grabbing move with the high salary and lack of income tax, Tampa has actually put itself in a great situation to be a contender. Brady will have Chris Godwin, Mike Evans and O.J. Howard as his main targets, and an offensive line that was ranked in the top 10 in pass-blocking last season. On top of that, offensive mastermind Bruce Arians will be calling the shots.
Rumor has it the Buccaneers may also look into adding Antonio Brown, who created a brief connection with Brady in New England last season. Some reporters from WEEI in Boston believe the two may have been a package deal.
The Buccaneers and Brady are expected to make the deal official on Wednesday.
Two-year anniversary of Poole’s buzzer-beater
While it’s a tragedy we were robbed of moments like these this season, we can still reminisce on one of the most absurd moments in March Madness history.
#OTD in #MarchMadness history, Jordan Poole broke a lot of Houston hearts and sent @umichbball to the Sweet 16.— Stadium (@Stadium) March 17, 2020
That’s a shot you and I will remember for the remainder of our lifetimes. Poole’s shot would propel the Wolverines into a championship run that ended with a loss to the Villanova Wildcats in the finale.
Michigan coaches join Jon Jansen on his podcast
Men’s basketball coach Juwan Howard, women’s basketball coach Kim Barnes Arico and softball coach Carol Hutchins joined the podcast to talk about how they broke the news to their athletes their respective seasons were coming to an end.
The coronavirus prompted the #B1G to cancel the remainder of all winter and spring sports. So, we caught up with @JuwanHoward (1:15), @KBA_GoBlue (11:15) and @UMCoachHutch (26:15) to discuss their student-athletes' reactions to the news and more.— Michigan Athletics (@UMichAthletics) March 18, 2020
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- Indiana football adds former Michigan strength and conditioning coach Aaron Wellman as its Senior Assistant Athletic Director for Football Performance. He will be the third-highest paid strength coach in the country.
- Four players tested positive for the coronavirus on the Brooklyn Nets. Kevin Durant is the only name announced to the public so far.
- Team USA Basketball coaches are still planning on playing in Tokyo in 2020 for the Olympic Games.