WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Tom Brady signed a contract extension with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
- Brady said in a tweet that the Bucs will be “keeping the band together.”
- The 43-year-old quarterback plans to continue playing and earn more Lombardi trophies.
Tom Brady re-signed with Tampa Bay Buccaneers on a flexible contract extension, according to CBS Sports Insider Jason La Canfora.
The four-year contract comprised locking Brady until 2022 and another three years which are voidable, as it would also provide the team a much-needed cap relief amid the pandemic-based salary cup.
The league’s best quarterback shared his enthusiasm on Twitter.
“In pursuit of 8…LFG @Buccaneers we’re keeping the band together,” he said.
The move has neutralized Brady’s coming cap hit amounting to $28.38 million in 2021 and also gave the Bucs more leeway to reacquire other significant players such as tight end Rob Gronkowski, linebacker Shaquil Barrett, among many others.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Brady’s extension saved the team of about $19,000 million for this year. The NFL and the NFLPA have set the Bucs’ cap at roughly $182.5 million.
Bucs’ general manager Jason Licht has been moving to keep Brady with the team.
In his interview with The Rich Eisen Show last month, Licht said that he was often in touch with Brady.
“Probably keep that under wraps, right now. It appears that he really had a good time this year — winning the Super Bowl. [He] likes our organization, likes our coaches, likes our head coach and ownership. And we certainly love him. Usually, when you have those things going for each other, it’s a match made in heaven,” he said. “So we’d like to keep this going.”
At 43 years of age, Brady could still play at a stellar level as he goals to further cement his legacy despite winning over seven Lombardi trophies. If possible, the league’s greatest quarterback would like to put each Super Bowl ring to his fingers as Linch looks forward to building a championship dynasty for the Bucs.
Source: CBS Sports