Hope springs eternal in Tampa Bay.
The Buccaneers added another weapon to Tom Brady's arsenal Thursday by signing talented running back Leonard Fournette, who was recently waived by the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Fournette joins Ronald Jones II, former Pro Bowler LeSean McCoy and rookie Ke'Shawn Vaughn in a deep Tampa Bay backfield.
More importantly, the 25-year-old gets to play with the GOAT in Brady -- and he's pretty fired up about it.
Here's Fournette's reaction to teaming up with the former New England Patriots quarterback:
Looks like Fournette forgives Brady for leading a comeback against his Jaguars in the 2017 AFC Championship Game.
The fourth-year running back joins essentially every other Bucs player who's thrilled about playing alongside the six-time Super Bowl champion, who by most accounts has been an excellent teammate since joining Tampa Bay in March.
Brady indeed makes the Bucs a legitimate NFC contender and a threat to make the playoffs for the first time since 2007. Can Tampa Bay back up the hype? We'll start finding out in the team's season opener against the New Orleans Saints.
UPDATE (1:50 p.m. ET): This may shock you, but Brady also is pleased about having Fournette as his teammate.