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This stat comparison between Tom Brady, past Buccaneers QBs is astounding

This stat comparison between Tom Brady, past Buccaneers QBs is astounding

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are about to have an elite quarterback for the first time in franchise history.

Tom Brady reportedly is expected to sign with the Buccaneers in NFL free agency after spending the first 20 years of his career and winning a record six Super Bowl championships with the New England Patriots.

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His arrival to Tampa Bay would be a massive upgrade for the team at the sport's most important position. Among the many qualities Brady will bring to the Buccaneers is good decision-making with the football, evidenced by his eight interceptions in 2019 and 29 interceptions over the last four years combined. Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston threw 30 interceptions just last season! 

Another thing Brady will bring the Bucs is the incredible ability to win games consistently. No quarterback has more regular season or playoff victories than Brady. When you look at those win totals (and other stats) next to all quarterbacks in Buccaneers history, the comparison is truly astounding. 

Check it out in the graphic below:

The Bucs have six playoff wins in their history, and three of them came in 2002 when they won their first and only Super Bowl against the Oakland Raiders. Brady has 30 postseason wins by himself. Tampa Bay's last playoff appearance came in 2007, and only the Cleveland Browns (17 seasons) have a longer active postseason drought. Brady has reached the playoffs in 18 of the 19 seasons in which he played more than one game. His teams haven't missed the playoffs with him as a full-season starter since 2002.

Everything is about to change for the Bucs. Win or lose, they will be one of the most popular teams in the league next season, and it's all because of Brady.

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Devin McCourty, wife share heartbreaking news of daughter's death

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Devin McCourty, wife share heartbreaking news of daughter's death

Devin McCourty and his wife, Michelle, endured every parent's worst nightmare last weekend.

The New England Patriots safety shared his wife's announcement Saturday that they lost their third child, Mia, last Sunday as the result of a stillbirth.

"I cry as I type this," Michelle wrote in an Instagram post. "My pregnancy had resulted in a stillbirth at almost 8 months of being pregnant — at exactly 31 weeks 2 days, when we found out that the baby girl growing inside me no longer had a heartbeat after being completely fine the week prior at my last doctor’s appointment.

"We are so heartbroken. We are devastated. We are speechless. We are angry. We are sad. We are confused. We are numb."

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The couple has two other young children: a 3-year-old girl named Londyn and a 2-year-old boy named Brayden.

The McCourtys received an outpouring of support from Devin's current and former teammates after he shared the news on Instagram.

Here's ex-Patriots quarterback Tom Brady: "Love you my brother. So sad for you loss! You are in our thoughts and prayers always ❤️❤️🙏🏼🙏🏼"

And here's Patriots linebackers coach Jerod Mayo: "My prayers and love to your family bro."

Patriots wide receiver N'Keal Harry -- "My prayers are definitely going out to y’all. Love you bro💙" -- Detroit Lions defensive end Trey Flowers -- "Prayers for you and your family! 💪🏾 be strong brother" -- and ex-Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib -- "Praying for ya family brotha!" -- were among many other NFL players offering their support to the McCourtys.

Michelle added in her message that she and Devin "appreciate the love and support we’ve already gotten, and just ask that you respect our privacy during this difficult time, since we have no answers to give anyway."

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Tom Brady gives inspiring commencement address for Forman School in Connecticut

Tom Brady gives inspiring commencement address for Forman School in Connecticut

Tom Brady took time out of his Saturday to congratulate the Class of 2020 at the Forman School in Litchfield, Conn.

The former New England Patriots quarterback gave an inspiring virtual commencement address in which he implored the graduating students to embrace adversity. Brady used the coronavirus pandemic as an example of a challenge the students -- along with the rest of the world -- are learning to overcome.

“We’ve all had our difficult times overcoming different adversities and challenges that we’re facing, and this one is no different,” Brady said. “I think what you understand when you’re going through things like this is you learn from them and you make the best of them.”

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Brady also spent time talking about his own career, and the obstacles he overcame to go from the No. 199 overall pick in the 2000 NFL Draft to a six-time Super Bowl champion and arguably the greatest QB of all time. The 42-year-old stressed the importance of putting 100 percent effort into everything one hopes to accomplish in life.

“Your future is going to be what you make of it,” Brady said. “Because you ‘re not going to be able to rely on people to do things for you. That’s not the way life is. If you want to be great at something, you’re going to have to put all your commitment and effort and discipline into doing just that.”

Click the link in the tweet below to watch Brady's full commencement address:

Now that's a speech the Forman School Class of 2020 will never forget.