Illegal Tackle Makes Single Tom Brady Poorer by $16,444

Published 01/22/2023, 3:30 AM EST
Jan 8, 2023; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) on the sideline against the Atlanta Falcons in the third quarter at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports | Reuters

If the humiliating end of TB12’s season was not enough, the NFL came in to do more damage. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers‘ Wild Card game ended in a defeat. But Tom Brady was pulling all the strings to keep himself in playoff contention. The NFL GOAT is out of the postseason and would face a fine for his tripping actions against the Cowboys.

The Buccaneers hosted the Dallas Cowboys for the Wild Card game. Tampa Bay struggled to take the lead. But, after going for a tackle, Tom Brady tried to be snarky. In the third quarter, the QB1 attempted to tackle the Blue Star’s Malik Hooker by sliding.

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According to Ian Rapoport, the NFL has fined Tom Brady $16,444 for unnecessary roughness toward Cowboys’ Malik Hooker during the Tampa Bay-Dallas Wild Card game. Given his net worth, the amount may not be that impactful for him. But he may lose over 35% of his Wild Card round paycheck worth $46,500.

The NFL Insider also reported that Bucs center Ryan Jensen would face a fine. The athlete got flagged for unnecessary roughness toward DE Dante Fowler Jr. Jensen and would face an $8,333.33 fine. Tampa Bay’s troubles were visible throughout the season, and the issues are haunting them in the offseason.

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The fine for Tom Brady looks significantly higher than usual. Brady’s penalty compensation increased because he was a repeat offender. The NFL penalized $11,139 when he attempted to kick Falcons’ Grady Jarrett after the referees flagged the athlete for unnecessary roughness.

TB12 concluded his 23rd season in the most unimaginable way possible. But would he be back for the 24th with the Bucs?

Julian Edelman has answers to the next move of Tom Brady

With the regular season now over, all eyes are on Tom Brady’s next move. Several rumors have circulated about whether he would retire or continue to play. There are chances he could come back competitively. But Julian Edelman believes there would be a catch.

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During the latest “Inside the NFL” episode on Paramount+, TB12’s former teammate Julian Edelman said via NESN that he thinks Tom Brady will return for another NFL season. But that will not be with the Buccaneers. He added, “Tom is a businessman. He’s going to do exactly what he did when he left New England. He’s going to go to the best situation that helps him win.”

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What would be next for Tom Brady? It is subject to witness.

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Pavitra Shome

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Pavitra Shome is an NFL author at EssentiallySports. He began writing while working for an online news portal and holds a Master's Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. Although Pavitra enjoys watching WWE, Gronk and Brady turned him into an NFL aficionado.

Edited By: Gideon Mathson

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