Tom Brady is taking his talents to Tampa Bay. Hours after informing the New England Patriots he is leaving, Brady signs with an NFC team.
NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport says the deal is expected to pay Brady around $30 million per year.
Brady turns 43 in August. He passed for 4,057 yards, 24 touchdowns and eight interceptions last year.
Brady wanted help in New England and now he has plenty of it in Tampa. The Buccaneers currently have a situation that Brady could thrive in with skill players like Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, O.J. Howard and Cameron Brate. Evans and Godwin finished the year with more receiving yardage (2,490) than the Patriots top five wide receivers combined. Edelman, Phillip Dorsett, Jakobi Myers, Josh Gordon, and Mohamed Sanu finished the year with 2,367 yards.
Brady’s signing will officially end Jameis Winston’s reign as Tampa Bay’s starting quarterback. Winston will now be one of the top quarterbacks left on the free agency market.
The most important thing for Brady is winning. Overall, Tampa Bay gives him a better chance of doing that.