We have already had a whirlwind of league-altering NFL news and personnel movement thus far this offseason, and the NFL Free Agency signing period technically hasn’t even begun yet.
However, with one story topping the next, the biggest storyline yet dropped on Sunday. And no, I’m not talking about the March Madness bracket.
On Sunday afternoon, Tom Brady announced that he is coming out of retirement. It only took 40 days for Brady to realize that he has a lot left to give to the game he loves and wasn’t ready to hang up his cleats for good.
While there were rumblings linking Brady to the San Francisco 49ers, those fires were put out as the GOAT will make his NFL return to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with the hopes of making yet another Super Bowl run.
With Brady back, NFL Futures Betting Odds have already rapidly shifted. In this article, I will break down all things pertaining to Brady, the Buccaneers, and Super Bowl 57 from a sports betting perspective.
Tom Brady Unretires
Tom Brady, who will turn 45 on August 3, announced that he will return to the Buccaneers for his 23rd NFL season on Sunday.
Just a year-plus removed from winning Super Bowl 55 with the Bucs, the decorated signal-caller believes he has “unfinished business" in the league. This comes after being knocked out of the 2022 postseason by the eventual Super Bowl champion Rams in the Divisional Round.
Brady has proven he has plenty of gas left in the tank. The seven-time Super Bowl champion led the NFL in attempts (719), completions (485), passing yards (5,316), and passing touchdowns (43) in 2021.
Brady was also on the brink of another Super Bowl, which he will be chasing in his return to the Buccaneers.
Sportsbook Play of the Day
Before placing your next Tampa Bay Buccaneers futures bet, you should know that Caesars Sportsbook is among the industry’s best, and right now they’re offering a fantastic welcome bonus.
When you sign-up on Caesars, make sure to use promo code to get your first bet on Caesars up to $1,250, plus 1,000 Tier Credits and 1,000 Reward Credits.
Just click “Get Bonus" below and make sure you use promo code GAMEDAYFULL at sign up to get this special, limited-time welcome offer!
Read Chris Wassel’s Caesars Sportsbook review for more insight and get your welcome bonus below, or continue reading this analysis for Buccaneers prop odds with Tom Brady returning as their QB.
While the Buccaneers will have some work to do to keep the band together, they did manage to re-sign C Ryan Jensen to a three-year deal following Brady’s announcement.
However, they are expected to lose guard Alex Cappa, who is expected to sign a four-year deal with the Cincinnati Bengals.
As for RB Leonard Fournette, who rejuvenated his career with Brady in Tampa, and longtime Brady safety blanket TE Rob Gronkowski, the jury remains out on their futures with the Buccaneers.
Needless to say, with NFL Free Agency set to officially begin on Wednesday, the Buccaneers will have an easier time keeping fringe players who were considering leaving.
They will also have a better chance of luring new players to Tampa Bay with the GOAT back in town and Super Bowl aspirations running wild like Hulkamania in the 80’s.
Buccaneers Super Bowl 57 Odds with Brady
Buccaneers To Win Super Bowl 57 (+850) At BetMGM
Following Brady’s retirement announcement, the Buccaneers’ Super Bowl 57 odds opened at (+2500). If you grabbed them at that number, consider yourself lucky.
They have taken a considerable leap forward in the wake of Brady’s return, shrinking to just (+850).
The Bucs now have the third-best odds to win the 2023 NFL Championship, with only the Bills (+700) and Chiefs (+750) ahead of them.
If you are going to jump on the Bucs’ odds to win Super Bowl 57, do it now before free agency and the draft. If the Bucs make a key move or two, we will see those odds once again get chopped in the wrong direction.
Buccaneers NFC Championship Odds with Brady
Buccaneers To Win 2023 NFC Championship (+375) at BetMGM
Can the Buccaneers reach the Super Bowl? The odds to get there are in their favor.
The Buccaneers are now the top team to win the NFC at (+375), leaping past the Packers (+400), Rams (+500), 49ers (+700), and Cowboys (+800).
With Russell Wilson out of the NFC, elite quarterbacks are hard to come by. In fact, before Brady’s return, it was the Rams (Matthew Stafford) and Packers (Aaron Rodgers) atop of the NFC arms race.
Not only should we add the Buccaneers to said race, but as Vegas suggests, we should put them at the top of the NFC as the favorites to advance to Super Bowl 57.
Brady makes that much of a difference, no matter who is around him.
Remember, it took a heroic effort in a last-minute drive for Matthew Stafford and the Rams to beat Brady in the Divisional Round. And that was a Rams team that added Odell Beckham Jr. and Von Miller mid-season.
Assuming Brady’s Bucs will make enough moves to compete — and they will — the Buccaneers to win the NFC is the best bet you can make right now.
Buccaneers NFC South Division Odds with Brady
Buccaneers To Win the NFC South (-225) at BetMGM
This is a joke, right? These odds should be at (-1000). Who is beating the Buccaneers right now in the NFC South?
Unless the Saints or Panthers make a play for Deshaun Watson, there isn’t a quarterback that one of those teams can bring in to compete with Brady.
And oh, by the way, the biggest thorn in Brady’s side in the division, Sean Payton, is no longer with the Saints.
The Bucs will run the table in the NFC South and win it with ease, barring Watson’s addition to one of the aforementioned clubs.
Tom Brady 2022 Prop Bets
Tom Brady to Win NFL MVP (+900) at BetMGM
You can get great odds for Brady to win AP NFL MVP this season.
Brady’s (+900) odds slate him fourth behind Patrick Mahomes, Josh Allen, and Aaron Rodgers, who all share (+700) odds.
I love this number for Brady. Brady coming out of retirement, although it was only for 40 days, will likely be a top storyline to watch in the NFL for the duration of the 2022 season.
And if Brady once again is on his game and the Buccaneers are in the Super Bowl race, it wouldn’t shock me one bit for Brady to win MVP honors for the fourth time.
Again, I am floored that Brady’s odds aren’t (+700) with Mahomes, Rodgers, and Allen, which makes this a value play in my book. Brady is out for blood this season. He said so when he stated that he had “unfinished business" in the NFL.
For a man who has accomplished everything, unfinished business can mean anything. Let’s start with an MVP and perhaps, another Super Bowl win.