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Buccaneers GM Weighs In On Tom Brady's Future With Team After 2021

Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers shouts as he takes the field before Super Bowl LV

TAMPA, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 07: Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers shouts as he takes the field before Super Bowl LV against the Kansas City Chiefs at Raymond James Stadium on February 07, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Tom Brady is currently set to hit free agency after the 2021 season. His Tampa Bay Buccaneers tenure has already been a raging success, even if he doesn't win another game for the team.

Brady signed a two-year, $50 million deal with the Bucs last spring. He's set to be an unrestricted free agent in 2022, when he turns 45. Many felt like that might be the time that he finally retires. It doesn't look so cut and dry now, after he put in one of his better seasons at 43.

General manager Jason Licht appeared on The Rich Eisen Show on Tuesday and asked if there was a chance that the team extends Brady, before he becomes a free agent. "It's a possibility," he said. “He certainly didn’t look like he slowed down any this year.

“It appears he had a really good time this year winning the Super Bowl and likes our organization. Likes our coaches, likes our head coach and ownership and we certainly love him. Usually when you have those two things going for you, it’s a match made in heaven. So we’d like to keep this going.”

One assumes that the end is at least on the horizon for Tom Brady, but he hasn't stopped defying expectations since 2001. He and Bill Belichick may have needed a break after his long New England Patriots career, but his relationship with Bruce Arians seems like it just started peaking down the home stretch of the 2020-21 season. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers should return the core of a team that looked incredible down the stretch, and especially in the Super Bowl win over the Kansas City Chiefs. Tom Brady threw for 4,633 yards, 40 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions this season, completing 65.7-percent of his throws. [

Couldn’t talk to #GoBucs GM Jason Licht without asking him directly if he’s already working on a contract extension for @TomBrady:#NFLpic.twitter.com/e2n9jEVdKb

— Rich Eisen Show (@RichEisenShow) February 24, 2021

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