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Could Buccaneers’ Tom Brady really surpass Patrick Mahomes’ stat line in 2020?

The crew at Good Morning Football discussed the very idea.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans are anxiously awaiting the first glimpse they get of Tom Brady officially working out for the team. Kansas City Chiefs fans wait with excitement as their team, led by Patrick Mahomes, tries for the ever elusive Super Bowl repeat. Fantasy football enthusiasts are busy trying to figure out which of the starting 32 NFL quarterbacks gives them the most bang for their fantasy bucks.

Well, NFL Network’s Good Morning Football crew recently weighed in on the head-to-head match-up between the greatest of all-time, and the greatest of current-time.

In 2019, Brady finished with just over 4,000-yards passing and 24 touchdowns to just eight interceptions. Mahomes also threw for a little more than 4,000-yards but notched 26 touchdown passes to just five interceptions.

Great stat lines for both passers, but I think most would agree Brady reached his numbers with a significantly less talented supporting cast.

With Brady joining the Bucs and their stacked line-up featuring the talents of Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, O.J. Howard and Cam Brate, and with the addition-in-return of Rob Gronkowski, it’s easy to see how someone could project Brady to eclipse both of those numbers in 2020.

What the former New England Patriots quarterback will be missing is running back James White, who figured into the Pats’ game plan early and often in recent years. However, Tampa Bay counters with Ronald Jones II and rookie Ke’Shawn Vaughn who will try their best to keep Brady comfortable with his running back outlets.

For Mahomes, his squad remains mostly intact, but his own backfield seems to have gotten significantly better with the addition of LSU’s Clyde Edwards-Helaire.

One thing we can all but guarantee is the fact both of these teams are going to have top-shelf offenses in terms of production and entertainment. Which one comes out on top is anyone’s guess at this point, and we all can’t wait to see them figure it out on the field of play.

Check out the full clip from Good Morning Football, and then join the conversation with your own thoughts, down in the comment section.