The New York Post and ESPN are reporting that Tom Brady is indeed “expected” to sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The 42-year-old Brady, who will be 43 by the time his potential Buccaneers debut rolls around, announced Tuesday morning that he is leaving the New England Patriots.
It is unclear when the Buccaneers will announce the signing, which is expected to be worth around $30 million per year.
That would place Brady among the highest-paid quarterbacks in the NFL.
This is a developing story.
While it’s still anyone’s call where Tom Brady will play next season, we now know it won’t be with the Patriots.
The six-time Super Bowl champ announced Tuesday morning in an open letter on Twitter that he is leaving the team he has called home for twenty years.
Brady thanked everyone in New England, saying he’s “grateful” and “privileged” to have been a part of their accomplishments.
He captioned the post: “FOREVER A PATRIOT.”
In a hint of what was to come, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Monday that the two did not have “anything close to a deal.”
It is not known yet where Brady will end up, but there are reports that the Bucs and Chargers have the inside track with offering multiple year deals worth $30 million or more a year.
How shocked are you by the news? Where do you see Brady going?