TB to TB.
Tom Brady is going to the Tampa Bay Bucs — with a deal that will pay him $30 MILLION per season, so says NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
It still sounds like Tom has some Is to dot and Ts to cross, but it’s essentially a done deal at this point. Unclear how long the contract is for. Guessing it’s on the shorter side considering Tom is 42-years-old.
BEST DAY EVER FOR MIKE EVANS THO, HUH?!
There is one little issue … the #12 currently belongs to Bucs star WR Chris Godwin. Will he give it up for free or will Tom have to pay up?!
Of course, the 6-time Super Bowl champ announced he was leaving the New England Patriots on Tuesday morning — and things developed rapidly after that.
There was reported interest from the Chargers, Dolphins, Raiders and others — but in the end, the Bucs won out. The Chargers were the last team in the mix before the Bucs came out on top.
Of course, it’s a sad day for Pats Nation … and as owner Robert Kraft put it, “I had hoped he would choose to stay, as a fan and an owner. But out of respect for the relationship we’ve built, I gave him his freedom.”
Brady played 285 games for NE in 20 seasons with the team … throwing for more than 74,000 yards, 541 TDs … and oh yeah, winning 6 Super Bowls.
It’s the first time Brady was a free agent in his career … and a new era in the NFL is here.