The Buccaneers have signed quarterback Tom Brady to a four-year extension that keeps him in Tampa Bay at least through 2022. The newest contract voids his previous deal that included a one-year extension. It is believed Brady did this in order to allow the Buccaneers to save some cap space as the salary cap decreases by eight percent in 2021.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the news via Twitter on Friday morning.
Tom Brady reached agreement with the Buccaneers today on a four-year contract extension that voids to a one-year extension that locks him into Tampa through the 2022 season, sources tell ESPN.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 12, 2021
Brady and the Buccaneers won Super Bowl LV in 2020 and the front office wants to keep that team as intact as possible. The Bucs currently have 26 free agents, including impact players like Shaq Barrett, Lavonte David and Leonard Fournette, among many others.
Even though the team had the seventh-most cap room in the NFL at the end of the 2020 season, they still need room to bring back a majority of the uber-talented team that beat the Chiefs in the Super Bowl. Tom Brady just made this much more possible with his new contract.
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