Days after saying good bye to the New England Patriots after a 20-year run with the team, Tom Brady has officially signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to become their starting quarterback.
According to ESPN, the 42-year-old NFL star has signed a two-year, $50 million deal, all of which is guaranteed. The deal also includes $9 million in incentives and prohibits trades.
On Instagram Friday (March 20), Brady said he was “excited, humble and hungry” about starting a “new football journey” with the Buccaneers.
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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…you earn the trust and respect of those around through your commitment every single day. I’m starting a new football journey and thankful for the @buccaneers for giving me an opportunity to do what I love to do. 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 not gonna say much more – I’m just gonna get to work! #Year1 p.s. Jack Brady with the photocred 😀
Brady leaves New England with six Super Bowl rings and 41 playoff starts since 2001.
He has said in recent years that his goal is to play until he is 45, but he and the Patriots couldn’t come to an agreement on a contract extension last offseason. So, it resulted in him exploring options as a free agent and ultimately landing in Tampa Bay.