Tom Brady Enters NFL Regular Season Game as Underdog to Break Shocking Streak of Dominance

Tom Brady will not be a member of the New England Patriots for the first time in 20 years this season.
Tom Brady will not be a member of the New England Patriots for the first time in 20 years this season. / Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

For the first time in two decades, Tom Brady will be suiting up in a uniform that is not the New England Patriots. However, while he was with the Patriots, they were a pretty dominant team for almost his entire tenure. This dominance resulted in Brady and the Pats being the betting underdog in very few individual games, even in their "down years."

Well, in 2020, along with his uniform, his streak as the betting favorite during the regular season is also coming to an end. In the Bucs Week 1 opener against Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints, Brady's squad enters as 4.5-point underdogs, according to FanDuel Sportsbook, which marks the first time Brady has been an underdog during the regular season since November 2014.

While this is unfamiliar territory for Brady, the 2020 season will be filled with that. A new team, new conference, new teammates, coaches, staff, fans, city and state. The list goes on and on, but Brady's goal is one thing that will stay consistent – try to win a Super Bowl.

It will be interesting to see how Brady and the Bucs handle their new-found pressure, especially when they're in the unfamiliar place of being considered the underdog.

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