NFL Analyst Adam Schefter Reveals Tom Brady Close to Contract Extension with Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Published 03/08/2021, 3:40 PM EST
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


Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers forged a solid relationship at the start of last season. After several seasons of flounder, Brady served as the Buccaneers’ saving grace.

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Brady left the New England Patriots and joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Both parties took a gamble on each other, and it worked out. But now they’re looking to extend their partnership for some time.

NFL analyst Adam Schefter spoke on ESPN’s Get Up recently, where he revealed that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Tom Brady were working in tandem to extend the latter’s contract.

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He noted that the front office was optimistic about coming to an agreement soon. Brady and Tampa Bay found a lot of success together, and Brady wants to bolster his relationship with the franchise, and for good reason.

“I was told over the weekend that there is good momentum for Tom Brady to get an extension done with the Buccaneers to tie him for an even longer period of time. Even though he has one year left on his deal, clearly he likes it in Tampa.

“We know he’s playing football. As he said he dreams about throwing the football. And it looks like those dreams are going to continue for a little while longer.” 

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Schefter added that the primary purpose of Brady signing a contract extension is to renegotiate his salary with the Buccaneers.

Brady signing to a lower salary allows the franchise to get them further flexibility during the off-season when they needed to renegotiate deals with several players with expiring contracts.

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

“At this point in time it looks like him and Tampa will be able to work out an extension that will give the Buccs some added capital and allow them to continue to build the type of roster that Tom Brady wants that would help them, in his eyes, repeat and defend their Super Bowl championship.

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“But them talking about an extension, it is typical this time of year as he is trying to help the team. But it will not be a surprise that gets done.”

How long will Tom Brady stay with the Buccaneers? At age 44, Brady only has a finite amount of time left in his career. But he has shown that he is still capable of playing at the highest level possible. And therefore, the Buccaneers will want to maximize on the time that Brady has left.

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.

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