TAMPA BAY – The Buccaneers were obviously elated when Tom Brady decided to return to football.

But apparently, Brady wasn’t too happy when he found out Leonard Fournette went to New England to speak with his former employers/teammates about playing for the Patriots.

“When he signed back, he called me and was like, ‘Man, what’s your a** doing up there?'” Fournette laughingly told reporters Tuesday. “I’m like, ‘I’m trying to figure some things out’. When he signed back, it was a no-brainer. Why wouldn’t I go back?”

Fournette visited the Patriots on March 21, eight days after Brady announced his return to football. It took a while for the former top-5 draft pick and the Buccaneers to reach an agreement on a new deal, but the two sides eventually hashed things out to the tune of a three-year, $21 million deal.

Brady obviously would’ve been happy for Fournette if Lenny and the Patriots did actually reach an agreement, but it’s obvious he would’ve much rather have had Lenny in his backfield as opposed to Mac Jones’.

Now, Brady and Fournette -who teamed up for 69 receptions last season- will once again  share the backfield as the Buccaneers attempt to win their second Super Bowl in three years.

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