What we’ve known since earlier this week became truth after Tom Brady made it official upon signing his contract with the Tampa Bay Bucs.
“Excited, humble and hungry …if there is one thing I have learned about football, it’s that nobody cares what you did last year or the year before that…you earn the trust and respect of those around through your commitment every single day,” Brady wrote on Friday. “I’m starting a new football journey and thankful for the Buccaneers for giving me an opportunity to do what I love to do.”
Soon after the deal was announced, ESPN’s Adam Schefter dropped the details of the contract and Brady definitely got what he wanted.
The six-time Super Bowl champion is getting two years and $50 million. The deal is fully guaranteed, with another $9 million in potential incentives.
Buccaneers General Manager Jason Licht addressed the Brady signing in a statement:
“Tom is a proven champion who has achieved greatness on the field because he demands the best out of himself and his teammates,” Licht said. “I’ve known Tom since we drafted him in New England 20 years ago and through this process it became very clear that his desire to be a champion burns as strong today as it ever has.”
Brady threw for 4,057 yards and 24 touchdowns last season as a member of the Patriots.