Will Tom Brady Show Up For Bucs’ White House Visit?

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  • The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will pay President Biden a visit at the White House on Tuesday.
  • Tom Brady has not joined his team in the traditional visit during his previous two Super Bowl wins and has done so only three times in his six previous championship wins.
  • Tampa Bay has the second best odds to win Super Bowl LVI at +600 via the BetOnline App.

Before the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hit training camp and start the defense of their 2020 NFL title, the defending Super Bowl LV champions will have one more celebration to enjoy – their visit to the U.S. President at the White House.

The Bucs will be at the Nation’s Capital on Tuesday to visit President Joe Biden in the White House. The visit will mark the first time that the NFL champions will pay the sitting U.S. president a call at the presidential mansion since 2017 when the New England Patriots visited ex-President Donald Trump.

But the bigger story related to Tuesday’s visit by the NFL champs is whether quarterback Tom Brady will be there or not. Brady is supposed to be the NFL player with most White House visits because he’s won the Super Bowl more than any player in history. However, Brady doesn’t have a good track record when it comes to presidential visits.

Press Secretary Janet Paski was asked on Monday if Brady would be part of the Bucs contingent to the White House on Tuesday but according to her, she does not have the list of Bucs players who will be attending the visit.

Will He or Won’t He?

Latest rumors are saying that Brady will be attending the Bucs’ White House visit on Tuesday. But the fact is that while he has won seven Super Bowl titles, Brady has gone to the White House only three times, doing so in 2001, 2002, and 2004.

The 2018 Patriots didn’t go to the White House, it’s not that he had a choice that year. But in New England’s previous two victories before that, Brady did not go with the team. He did not show up for the Patriots’ 2017 visit with Donald Trump. He was also a no-show when New England dropped by to say hi to Barack Obama in 2015.

There is no prop bet on whether Brady will show up or not on Tuesday but if somehow one shows up in the next 24 hours or so, it might be of good value to bet on Brady not showing up. That’s because Brady’s wife Giselle will be celebrating her birthday on Tuesday. But whether he shows up or not, perhaps the more interesting thing is that Brady has won Super Bowl titles under four different presidents: George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Donald Trump, and Joe Biden. Count that as another record for the GOAT of pro sports.

2 in a Row for the Bucs?

As for the Bucs, they finished the 2020 season with an 11-5 record, second place in the NFC South behind the New Orleans Saints. Despite not having home field advantage in the NFC playoffs, Tampa bay defeated Washington, New Orleans, and Green Bay on their way to Super Bowl LV where they became the first team to play in the NFL championship game in their own home stadium.

Tampa Bay defeated the then defending champions Kansas City Chiefs 31-19 for their first title since 2002 when they won Super Bowl XXXVII. With the Bucs returning every starter from Super Bowl LV, Tampa Bay has the second best odds to win Super Bowl LVI at +600, with only the Kansas City Chiefs having a shorter price than then at +575.

As for the ageless Brady, he is currently 4th in the latest MVP oddsboard at +1400 via the BetOnline App. Only Patrick Mahomes (+400), Josh Allen (+900), and Matthew Stafford (+1000) have better odds to win MVP honors than the 7-time Super Bowl winner. Brady last won the MVP in 2017 but ranked third in passing yards (4,633) and second in touchdowns (40) last season.

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Shane Acedera / Author

Shane grew up watching the Magic & Bird rivalry but ended up rooting for Detroit's Bad Boys team in the 1990s NBA. He loves to tell sports stories and has been writing about sports since high school. When Shane isn't busy jotting down his thoughts, he's just chillin' at home with his wife Rocelle and their two dogs named Horry and Fisher. He recently added a new family member, adopting a handsome retired K-9 named Ranger.

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