Tom Brady is officially no longer a member of the New England Patriots organization. The 20-year NFL veteran and six-time Super Bowl champion has departed via free agency.
The 42-year-old quarterback officially signed with Tampa Bay on Friday. Brady reportedly signed a two-year deal worth roughly $50 million.
Brady, who announced on Tuesday that he was leaving New England, posted a photo of himself signing his Buccaneers contract on Instagram. He's excited.
"I’m starting a new football journey and thankful for the Buccaneers for giving me an opportunity to do what I love to do," he wrote. "I look forward to meeting all my new teammates and coaches and proving to them that they can believe and trust in me."
Patriots owner Robert Kraft sent a message to the Tampa Bay community on Sunday. He took out an ad in the Tampa Bay Times.
“To the Buccaneers fans and Tampa Bay community — take care of him. You got a great one.”
That's a classy move from one of the most-respected ownership groups in the NFL.