Tom Brady & Buccaneers Surprisingly Favored to Win Fewer Games Than Bill Belichick's Patriots in 2020

By David Hayes
Tom Brady and Bill Belichick won six Super Bowls during their time together with the New England Patriots.
Tom Brady and Bill Belichick won six Super Bowls during their time together with the New England Patriots. / Kathryn Riley/Getty Images

Even though Tom Brady's next NFL team has yet to be officially confirmed by the team or Brady himself, the six-time Super Bowl champion's departure from the New England Patriots and Bill Belichick was made official earlier this week.

After 20 seasons, nine Super Bowl appearances and six Super Bowl rings together in New England, the Belichick-Brady pairing is over as Brady is reportedly joining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this fall.

While many have debated which legend has piggybacked more on the success of the other for quite some time leading up to this split, the oddsmakers at FanDuel Sportsbook have taken a clear side on which party they see fairing better alone under new circumstances in the 2020 regular season: Bill Belichick and the Patriots.

In a prop pet available on FanDuel Sportsbook that ask which team will win more regular-season games, the odds clearly favor Belichick and the Patriots (-138) over Brady and the Buccaneers (+118).

It's hard to draw concrete conclusions from previous years' performances, given each team was piloted by a QB that will not be starting for them next season, but for what it's worth, the Buccaneers haven't won more regular-season games than the Pats in the same season since 2005.

The 2020 NFL season will certainly be a unique one between Tom Brady changing franchises and the off-season delays caused by the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, but this prop should outline a fun competition between two of the league's greatest talents.

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