The Tampa Bay Buccaneers gained their first Tremendous Bowl in practically 20 years in February, and so they did it largely as a result of they efficiently lured future Corridor of Famer Tom Brady from New England. Now, they’re working to maintain the 43-year-old quarterback round for not less than a number of extra seasons. Weeks after Bucs common supervisor Jason Licht hinted the group may signal Brady to a brand new contract, CBS Sports activities NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reviews the 2 sides have begun working towards simply that.
Brady, who signed a two-year deal value as much as $53.375 million with Tampa Bay final offseason, is presently “exploring choices to increase his deal,” per La Canfora. An extension would not simply preserve Brady tied to the Bucs past 2021 — his age-44 season — it might extra importantly allow the group to reallocate sources in 2021 free company.
Brady’s “goal is to do what he can to assist retain nice gamers and construct (the) basis for extra success,” La Canfora reviews. “Brady is fixated on extra Lombardis and is aware of (the) Bucs (are) in a bind” with their impending free brokers. That features beginning huge receiver Chris Godwin, star move rusher Shaquil Barrett and veteran defensive sort out Ndamukong Suh, all of whom are set to hit the open market later this month. Each Godwin and Barrett have been speculated as candidates to obtain the Bucs’ franchise tag, but it surely may take a profitable extension to maintain each Tremendous Bowl starters on the town.
Brady, in fact, is well-known for persistently taking under-market offers throughout his 20-year run in New England. The seven-time Tremendous Bowl champion is presently set to depend $28.375 million in opposition to the 2021 wage cap, the sixth-largest determine amongst lively QBs.
Licht did not seem fazed by the prospect of Brady taking part in deep into his 40s when discussing the QB’s contract in February.
“It is a chance,” he stated of an extension. “He definitely did not appear like he slowed down any this 12 months. So, that is a chance. We’ll need to see how that goes. … It seems that he actually had fun this 12 months, profitable the Tremendous Bowl. (He) likes our group, likes our coaches, likes our head coach and possession. And we definitely love him. Often when you will have these issues going for one another, it is a match made in occur. So we might prefer to preserve this going.”