Though it certainly wasn’t ideal, watching Tom Brady win a championship in his first year away from the New England Patriots probably wasn’t torturous for the fan base.
For starters, it was understandable why he left. Entering his age-43 season, he was tired of taking sizable pay cuts only for the talent (or lack thereof) surrounding him to not even be nearly enough to compete for a Super Bowl.
In hindsight, the only underlying factor that made Brady winning with Tampa Bay difficult to stomach was the countless shots Bruce Arians took at the Patriots and Bill Belichick. No matter the circumstance, the Buccaneers head coach always felt compelled to throw shade their way.
Well, Patriots fans will be thrilled to hear that we finally have a story surrounding Arians that doesn’t involve him fueling the exhausting Brady-Belichick debate.
Arians took to social media this week to reveal a picture of his new tattoo, which he promised to get if the Bucs won a title. That’s not (entirely important), though. The kicker here is that Brady responded with a hilarious photoshop of Arians inked on his left leg.
Patriots legend Tom Brady continues to deliver the goods on social media.
You can go right ahead and chalk up another tally in the win column for Brady, because this tweet is laugh-out-loud funny. Who knows, this dub could pay huge dividends down the road now that the NFL has finalized its 17-game schedule for next season.
In all seriousness, this is precisely why so many fans believe Brady is the funniest athlete currently on social media. Whether it’s trolling the Falcons for their collapse in Super Bowl LI, putting haters in body bags, his flawless meme collection or striking up conversations with teammates and coaches, the three-time MVP simply does not miss.
Also, was anybody else surprised that Brady is putting in the work this offseason? He easily could have photoshopped Arians on his leg while sitting down in his backyard, but nope. The seven-time champion had to remind his 1.8 million followers (!) that he’s coming back for another ring next season.
Let’s just hope this exchange doesn’t sway Arians into tempting Brady to get some fresh ink in the event that the Bucs repeat as champions in 2021. As intriguing of a storyline as that would be, we’re not so sure any Patriots fans can live in a world where Brady has a tattoo dedicated to a championship that wasn’t won in New England.