Tom Brady announced his historic tenure with the New England Patriots was over on Tuesday morning, and the future Hall of Famer may already have his next stop in the works.
ESPN’ Adam Schefter reported on Tuesday evening that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were the expected landing spot for Brady “barring anything unforeseen.” According to Schefter, no signing date or announcement has been officially set up, but the six-time Super Bowl champ “is expected to be a Buccaneer.” The deal is worth a reported $30 million a season.
Tampa Bay is in the market for a quarterback after Jameis Winston threw 30 interceptions last season, more than Brady has thrown in the last four seasons combined. With the Buccaneers would come a number of offensive weapons for Brady, including wide receivers Mike Evans and Chris Goodwin, who each eclipsed the 1,000-year mark and were Pro Bowlers last season. The 42-year-old quarterback completed 60.8 percent of his passes for 4,057 yards, 29 touchdowns and 11 interceptions in 2019.
Brady announced his departure from the Patriots on social media, putting an end to a 20-year-tenure that included 14 Pro Bowl selections and nine Super Bowl appearances, an NFL record. Brady didn’t hint at his next destination while thanking the Patriots and announcing that he would not be returning, but after Terry Bridgewater signed a multi-year deal with the Panthers, Philip Rivers signed with the Colts on a one-year deal and the Raiders signed Marcus Mariota, the potential landing spots dwindled and it looks like Brady will be heading to Tampa, where Super Bowl LV will be played next year.