TB12 will go to TB! Brady entered free agency for the first time in his 20-year career and he is getting ready to spend his 21st season in the league with the Buccaneers.
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Brady will sign for $30 million per year and an announcement is expected very soon.
“To be clear: Former #Patriots QB Tom Brady has an agreement in principle to join the #Bucs, source said. It is believed to be roughly $30M per year,” Rapoport said.
Last Monday Tom Brady let the Patriots know that he would not coming back. he made the official announcement on Tuesday. Tom Brady spent 20 seasons with the Patriots and won six Super Bowls and three NFL MVP awards.
“To all my teammates, coaches, executives and staff, Coach Belichick, RKK and the Kraft family and the entire organization. I want to say thank you for the past twenty years of my life and the daily commitment to winning and creating a winning culture built on great values. I am grateful for all that you have taught me – I have learned from everyone. You all have allowed me to maximize my potential and that is all a player can ever hope for.
Everything we have accomplished brings me great joy and the lessons I have learned will carry on with me forever. I couldn't be the man I am today without the relationships you have allowed me to build with you. I have benefited from all you have given me. I cherished every opportunity I had to be a part of our team, and I love you all for that. Our team has always set a great standard in pro sports and I know it will continue to do just that.
Although my football journey will take place elsewhere, I appreciate everything that we have achieved and am grateful for our incredible team accomplishments. I have been privileged to have had the opportunity to know each and everyone of you, and to have the memories we've created together.”
Brady was drafted No. 199 in the sixth round in 2000. The signal-caller has completed 6,377 of 9,988 passes for 74,571 yards, 541 touchdowns and 179 interceptions in 285 games.
The Buccaneers have many weapons, including wide receivers Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and tight end OJ Howard and help might be coming soon, as former Pro Bowl running back Melvin Gordon is being considered as a potential signing.
Brady wanted to stay as close to home as possible and he will still be on the east coast, in the same time zone as Boston.
Odds to Win NFC South
New Orleans Saints -125
Tampa Bay Buccaneers +200
Atlanta Falcons +600
Carolina Panthers +1400
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