Turns out NFL free agents like the idea of competing for a Super Bowl with a quarterback who's won six of them.
Defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh re-signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last Thursday on a one-year, $8 million contract.
The Bucs were Suh's third team in three years and went 7-9 last season, so it wouldn't have shocked anyone if the five-time Pro Bowler moved on after 2019.
But that was before Tampa Bay landed former New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.
Here's NBC Sports' Peter King with some insight on Suh's deal in Monday's "Football Morning in America" column:
One team talking with Suh believes playing with Brady was the tipping point in Tampa Bay's favor.
Brady had signed a two-year, $50 million contract with the Bucs the previous Friday, transforming a mediocre club into a serious contender.
We can see why: The 33-year-old has won just two postseason games in six tries over his 10-year NFL career. (His most recent loss was with the Los Angeles Rams to Brady's Patriots in Super Bowl LIII.)
NFL Rumors: How Tom Brady factored into Ndamukong Suh's Bucs signing originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston