It’s been official for awhile now, but don’t tell us you don’t have some type of feeling when you see quarterback Tom Brady in a real, official Tampa Bay Buccaneers uniform for the first time.
The Bucs, by publishing a few images of Brady suited up, confirmed that it’s still jarring. Weird. Confusing.
To Bucs fans, probably great! To others, such as New England Patriots fans, you could call it upsetting.
Tampa Bay’s social media team needed to stress a caption accompanying the images of Brady donning a red, pewter and bay orange jersey wasn’t a PhotoShop job by some overly-hopeful Bucs fan on Instagram.
He is really, actually on the Buccaneers.
The images also got some sports fans thinking about other times star athletes ended up on teams that just don’t fit their legendary statuses.
Michael Jordan as a Washington Wizard? First thing that comes to mind is Kwame Brown.
Joe Montana as a Kansas City Chief? He actually wasn’t super bad, but still weird!
The Orlando Magic’s Patrick Ewing against the Toronto Raptors’ Hakeem Olajuwon. That happened?
Anyway, congrats to Bucs fans, again.