The Buccaneers added troubled wide receiver Antonio Brown over the weekend.
It was rumored this offseason Tom Brady wanted to reunite with the wide out, but head coach Bruce Arians wasn't for it.
Clearly something changed with the deal getting done, but Arians said it wasn't Brady who pushed for it.
Speaking to Jim Gray on Westwood One Radio Monday night, Brady too denied he pushed the team to add Brown.
“Well, I’m the quarterback of the team, and that’s my role and responsibility,” he said. "I do appreciate the relationship I have with [Arians] and [GM] Jason Licht. I think they know me, they know what my style is, and I have a tremendous amount of trust in them, and they’re putting the team first. They’ve gone out and done a great job getting players that help us do our job better.”
Brady added: “Certainly, I’m happy for Antonio to get an opportunity to resume his career. He’s put a lot of time and energy into working on a lot of things in his life, and I know he’s excited to play football. So everyone’s going to earn a role on our team, and I know that’s his mind-set, too.
“I think the receiver position is really a position of strength on our offense, and how Antonio fits into that is going to be up to him and the role that he can create for himself which we all know of what he’s capable of when he’s playing.”
Brown, who is currently serving an eight-game suspension, can return in Week 9.