NFL Insider Claims Tom Brady is ‘Coming Back’ for the Buccaneers in 2022

Published 03/12/2021, 10:00 AM EST
Jan 3, 2021; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) reacts after they score a touchdown during the first quarter against the Atlanta Falcons at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports


Only a handful of analysts could have predicted the impact that Tom Brady made on the NFC South franchise, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in 2020.

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The veteran NFL quarterback signed a 2-year deal worth more than $60 million last year. After a mixed start to his debut Buccaneers campaign, Brady managed to find his mojo in the post-season.

Feb 7, 2021; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) celebrates during the fourth quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The 43-year-old led Tampa Bay to their 2nd-ever Super Bowl title with a 31-9 win over the Kansas City Chiefs. Brady threw for 201 yards with 3 passing touchdowns as the Bucs became the first team to lift the Lombardi Trophy on home soil.

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This was Tom’s 7th Championship ring, first without the New England Patriots and Bill Belichick. Brady immediately confirmed that he will return in 2021, but the Buccaneers want to tie him down to a longer deal.

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NFL Network correspondent Ian Rapoport was the latest guest on The Rich Eisen Show. The league insider was quick to reveal that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are already plotting a move to extend Brady’s contract beyond 2021.

He said, “I think that’s something that’s been in the works the last couple of days, you know, probably ends up as a one-year extension, trade cap space, a little more guarantee.

“Give them some room this year. And like, you know, I think anybody who watched Brady sees a player who does not somehow appear to be on the downside.

Feb 7, 2021; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) celebrates with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after beating the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

“I know he’s coming back. They would like him back. You know, I will see what the actual salary ends up being. I don’t think he’s gonna come back for like a dollar.

“But, you know, it means you’re willing to take a pay cut from last year like I found that hard to believe. So we’ll see what the actual number is, you know, and then and then you have Antonio Brown, who wants to be back with the Bucs,” Rapoport concluded.

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Brady concluded his 2020 NFL campaign with 4,600+ passing yards, 40+ passing TDs against 12 interceptions. He will hope to build on that display when the 2021 NFL kicks offs in September.

The Buccaneers are trying hard to hold on to some of their prized assets. LB Shaquil Barrett is one of the players who is currently involved in negotiation talks over a potential extension. Fans will hope that GM Jason Licht can strike up a deal before preseason starts.

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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