Over two months ago, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers dominated the Kansas City Chiefs in the Super Bowl – giving Tom Brady his seventh ring.
It was an impressive performance in Brady’s first season with the team. Unfortunately for the rest of the NFL, the Buccaneers might be even better when the 2021 season kicks off.
Following the close of the 2020 season, Tampa Bay found a way to retain all 22 starters from the Super Bowl – a feat that had never been done before. But they weren’t done just yet.
On Wednesday morning, NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport reported the Buccaneers re-signed wide receiver Antonio Brown. According to the report, it’s a one-year deal worth $3.1 million.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 28, 2021
Fans know that Tom Brady likely had something to do with Brown returning to the roster, following his legal issues.
As long as Tom Brady is in the NFL, Antonio Brown will have a job. https://t.co/i68k6phptV
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) April 28, 2021
Although he has just $3.1 million guaranteed on the deal, he can earn up to $6.25 million if he hits all of his incentives. The longtime Steelers star line up beside the likes of Mike Evans and Chris Godwin.
After being added to the roster in the middle of the season, Brown immediately turned into a productive part of the team. He caught 45 passes for 483 yards and four scores, adding eight catches for 81 yards and a score in the playoffs.
Brown and the Buccaneers will be a dangerous team once again when the 2021 season kicks off.