Buccaneers officially sign free agent Tom Brady

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Published on Friday, March 20, 2020 at 12:49 pm EST

Free agent quarterback Tom Brady has officially signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It is a two-year agreement.

Brady will receive $50 million over the two-years. He will be paid $25 million per season.

Tom Brady (Photo by the Associated Press)

In addition, he can make $9 million in incentives. Plus, the contract has a no-trade clause, which means the Buccaneers cannot trade him.

“Excited, humble and hungry … If there is one thing I have learned about football, it’s that nobody cares what you did last year or the year before that,” Brady wrote. “I look forward to meeting all my new teammates and coaches and proving to them that they can believe and trust in me. I have always believed that well done is better than well said, so I’m gonna not gonna say much more. I’m just gonna get to work!”

Also, after the two-years are up, the contract also states that the team cannot use the franchise tag on him. This would indicate that he would like to play past these two-years.

At the end of this agreement, he’ll be 45. He has said in previous statements that he would like to play until he’s 45.

With the Brady, the Buccaneers hope that they have solved their quarterback problems. Jameis Winston was not a fit for the team.

Now he is a free agent, but there is very little interest in his services. In 2019, Winston became the first quarterback in NFL history to have 30 touchdowns and 30 interceptions.

Even noted quarterback whisper Bruce Arians — who was hired by the Buccaneers to help Winston — could not help the former No. 1 overall pick. In the off-season, they hinted that Winston was their backup plan.

The Buccaneers will use Brady to throw dink and dunk passes down the field. Arians will not use Brady to throw deep balls except on the occasional basis.

He’ll be asked to throw short passes and to secure the ball. Arians will ask Brady to make wise decisions.

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