Shaq Mason: It means the world to play with Tom Brady again

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The Buccaneers added a key piece to their offensive line when they acquired guard Shaq Mason from the Patriots in March.

While Mason called the trade “shocking,” he noted that he doesn’t have any hard feelings toward New England — particularly because he’s back with quarterback Tom Brady.

Mason and Brady won a lot together with the Patriots. And in a recent interview with SiriusXM NFL Radio, Mason said, “it means the world” to play with Brady once again.

“I was with him for my first five seasons so it’s great just being back with him and having a familiar guy behind me,” Mason said. “He demands the best out of everyone around him and you know what you’re getting out of him day in and day out. I couldn’t ask to be around a better guy.”

Mason and Brady won Super Bowl LI and Super Bowl LIII together with the Patriots.

A fourth-round pick in the 2015 draft, Mason has appeared in 103 games with 98 starts. he started 15 contests last year for New England.

10 responses to “Shaq Mason: It means the world to play with Tom Brady again

  1. Mason was a decent player. With the lack of depth we have I’m not sure why BB let him go

  2. nhpats2011 says:
    June 24, 2022 at 2:59 pm
    Mason was a decent player. With the lack of depth we have I’m not sure why BB let him go
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    Because he was replaceable at a cheaper contract. Nothing more, nothing less.

  3. maverick says:
    June 24, 2022 at 3:07 pm
    But no Gronk…

    Don’t worry – he’ll be unretiring at some point this season.

  4. Solid, durable player. It was a good trade for Tampa who are still in ‘win now’ mode. For New England, it was definitely a cap saving move. According to overthecap, Mason has the 5th best contract for a RG. Not sure he is a top 5 guard. Even in those glory SB years with the Pats, he was never named to a pro bowl.
    Michael Onwenu has earned more playing time, and is a very capable, and significantly cheaper option.

  5. Now that Mason is back with Brady he actually has a chance to win something. LMAO!

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