Tom Brady didn’t come back to the NFL after a brief retirement just to finish a season and go home. Brady wants to win a Super Bowl. Tom was more than willing to work with the team to do what it takes to reach that goal.
Tom is scheduled to become a free agent after next season. Many expect that he will retire again if the season has a more favorable outcome. Tom Brady is going all-in on this season.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter has reported that Tom Brady and the Bucs restructured their 2022 contract. The move creates over $9 million in free salary cap space. That means the Bucs can add to Brady’s offensive arsenal if they find the right piece.
“Tom Brady and the Buccaneers restructured his 2022 contract today, creating over $9 million of added salary cap space for Tampa Bay as it gets ready to head into next week’s draft, league sources tell ESPN. Brady still is scheduled to be a free agent after this season.”
There were no specifics on what changed in Brady’s newly reworked deal. The existing contract does include three void years, which is meant to spread Brady’s hits against the salary cap even if he is not there. The Bucs are also not allowed to keep Tom around for another year using the franchise tag.
With an additional $9 million to spend, the Bucs are expected to try and entice one of Tom Brady’s favorite targets back to Tampa. Rob Gronkowski could be where that money is earmarked. That would make it more than worth it for Tom to restructure in this manner.
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