According to multiple sources close to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have finalized a two-year deal that will pay the future HOF quarterback $25 million per year. Brady also has a clause within the contract not allowing any franchise tags, which could mean that he wants to play after the deal as well.
As NFL network’s Jim Trotter reports, the Los Angeles Chargers were also considered a landing spot for Brady. Stories soon came out from Brady’s camp that he’d ultimately choose a team in the east due to family considerations.
The Bucs are able to offer Tom one of the best wide receiver duos in the NFL, something he hasn’t had his entire career. In 2019, WR1 Mike Evans topped 1,000 receiving yards for the 6th straight season. The Bucs also saw Chris Godwin breakout in a big way as he led the team in receptions (86), touchdowns (9), and in yards with (1,333).
Brady joins head coach Bruce Arians who has proved to work well with future HOF quarterbacks. Arians has worked with Peyton Manning, and Ben Roethlisberger in the past and is known for his aggressive offensive attack.
The Bucs automatically move into contention with the signing of Brady, look for the team to add a solid RB1 and offensive line help in the near future.