Ian Rapoport finally broke the news many of us have been waiting to hear for weeks. On Tuesday evening, he announced that Tom Brady has a deal in place with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that would pay him in the $30 million per year range.
To be clear: Former #Patriots QB Tom Brady has an agreement in principle to join the #Bucs, source said. It is believed to be roughly $30M per year.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 17, 2020
This officially means the Chargers are out of the sweepstakes for Brady’s services and the team can now move forward knowing they are able to use the rest of the cap space on pieces needed to fill out the rest of the roster.
Brady will be 43 years old when the season (hopefully) begins and he’ll be throwing the football to one of the best group of young pass-catchers in the NFL. Mike Evans is only 26 years old and he has reached 1,000 yards receiving in each of his first six seasons. Chris Godwin is coming off a career year in 2019 where he caught 84 passes for 1,333 yards and nine touchdowns in just 14 games. Tight end OJ Howard has 997 yards and 11 touchdowns in his first two seasons.
Now I don’t know what the future holds for Brady in Tampa Bay, but by golly he’s about to have a ton of fun in that offense this season.