Reports Suggest Tom Brady is Looking To Extend His Stint With Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Published 03/07/2021, 12:41 PM EST
Nov 29, 2020; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians speaks with Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports


Tom Brady cemented his position in the eyes of many as the greatest player to grace the NFL after winning Super Bowl LV. In what was a one-of-a-kind season, Tom Brady did the unthinkable by winning it all with the franchise in his first season with them.

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After spending over two decades with the New England Patriots, Brady was released by the franchise ahead of the 2020 NFL season. And the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were the franchise that snapped him up before anyone else.

With Brady already having won all that there is to win multiple times over, ring #7 will surely be the crowning jewel. But Brady doesn’t seem to be done just yet.

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According to reports, Tom Brady is looking to extend his stay in Tampa, Florida and possibly go for an unprecedented eighth ring.

Tom Brady willing to readjust his contract

It’s only been a month since the Buccaneers‘ Super Bowl success, but Brady is apparently looking at working out an extension.

His current contract is a two-year deal worth reportedly $50 million. And with his contract now running out at the end of the season, it seems both parties are interested in going for more.

According to NFL insider Josina Anderson, the Buccaneers are “getting closer to reworking Tom Brady’s contract.” What’s important to note is that Brady, 43, has indicated that he’s open to the idea of playing beyond the age of 45.

What’s in it for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers?

For the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the smart thing to do would be reworking his contract. Brady current cap hit is worth $28.4 million. A reworked contract will likely be to lower that cap hit going forward.

The Buccaneers have multiple big stars to hold on to and freeing up cap space for that is essential. With players like Antonio Brown, Chris Godwin, Leonard Fournette and Ndamukong Suh all set to be potential unrestricted free agents, the Bucs need all the cap space in the world to keep the winning core together.

If there’s one thing clear by now, it is that money has never been the ultimate motivator for Tom Brady.

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

For the quarterback drafted for the University of Michigan, it’s always been about winning. Brady is already in a league of his own, where his only competitor is he, himself.

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With yet another stellar run in the playoffs and an MVP performance in the recently concluded Super Bowl, Brady once again showed that the world, that he hasn’t lost any of that winning edge with age.

And thus if he wants to keep feeding his relentless desire to win, Brady shouldn’t shy away from having a couple million taken of his contract.

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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