A Tom Brady contract extension could be close to reality.
Two weeks after Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht told “The Rich Eisen Show” that an extension for the 43-year-old quarterback was a “possibility,” ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Monday morning on “Get Up” that the two sides have “good momentum” on a new deal.
Brady, who turns 44 in August, signed a two-year, $50 million contract with the Buccaneers last year in free agency after leaving the New England Patriots following 20 seasons.
The ageless quarterback promptly led the Bucs to a Super Bowl 2021 win in his first season in Tampa, the seventh championship in his storied NFL career.
He seemingly enjoyed the season so much that he’s ready to commit to playing for the Bucs beyond 2021. And his continued success against father time seemingly has Tampa Bay ready to keep Brady under center for years to come.
For the Buccaneers, a Brady extension would also give them some cap relief this year as they try to keep some of their free agents, including linebacking duo Shaq Barrett and Lavonte David.