Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have worked out a new contract for the 2022 season that'll benefit both parties.
According to the Boston Globe's Ben Volin, Brady's new contract with the Buccaneers is a one-year deal that's worth a maximum of $19.5 million. That's a bargain for the legendary quarterback.
Brady's new deal includes four voidable years, which will help out the Buccaneers' cap situation.
The most important aspect of Brady's deal is that it includes a clause that prohibits him from receiving the franchise or transition tag. That means he'll be a free agent after the 2022 season is over.
Some of the responses to Brady's new deal are overwhelmingly positive. Others are centered around his future in the NFL.
"MVP (the real one) takes pay cuts. Bucs fans, be grateful," an NFL fan tweeted.
"In other words… It’s Brady’s last year in Tampa," another fan wrote.
"Haven’t seen these contract numbers for Tom Brady anywhere else. It’s a bargain deal for the Buccaneers. Brady gets to hit FA but I believe he retires after winning another Super Bowl in Tampa," a third fan said.
Brady's focus for the 2022 season is to win another Super Bowl. That's why he returned to the Buccaneers.
Make no mistake though, there will be a lot of speculation about Brady's future over the next several months because of the structure of his new deal.