TAMPA, Fla. — It looks like the GOAT will be calling Tampa Bay home for a little longer.
The Buccaneers announced that Tom Brady and the team had reached an agreement for a contract extension.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the contract is a one-year extension with three additional voidable years, however, the Bucs did not disclose that information. Schefter says the move will save the Bucs $19 million against this season's salary cap.
Ian Rapoport with the NFL Network also reported on the contract saying Brady is locked in for 2022.
But now the G.O.A.T himself has spoken.
The quarterback tweeted a picture of himself signing the contract Friday afternoon with the caption: "In pursuit of 8...LFG @Buccaneers we’re keeping the band together."
While putting pen to paper, Brady wore a sweatshirt with the number seven en-circled with the Roman numerals for all the Super Bowls he has won.
In a statement, Buccaneers General Manager Jason Licht said the team was excited to sign Brady last year due to his winning track record. He says since that signing, Brady has proven to be the "ultimate competitor."
"Year after year, Tom proves that he remains one of the elite quarterbacks in this game and we couldn’t be happier to keep him in Tampa Bay as we continue to pursue our goals together," Licht said.
The now seven-time Super Bowl champion initially signed a two-year $50 million deal, of which one year remains.
Brady first announced he was joining the Bucs last spring before the quarterback led the team to a historic Super Bowl win. Prior to Super Bowl LV, no other NFL had played in the big game at its own stadium.
CBS Sports reports that Brady believes he can play another three years and doesn't want to move his family or play anywhere else.
The network, citing a source, said the inner workings of the quarterback's contract extension were about "doing what he can to help retain great players and build a foundation for more success."
“Year after year, Tom proves that he remains one of the elite quarterbacks in this game and we couldn’t be happier to keep him in Tampa Bay as we continue to pursue our goals together," Bucs General Manager Jason Licht said in a statement Friday.
Under Brady's current extension, he would break the record for the oldest quarterback to start in the NFL. Steve DeBerg currently holds the record at 44 years and 279 days old.
During the 2022 season, Brady will be 45 years old.
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