Since Tom Brady’s return to the Bucs after a quick retirement, hypothesis has run rampant a few attainable extension. The 44-year previous quarterback has only one yr remaining on his take care of Tampa Bay. Brady is anticipated to grow to be a free agent following the 2022 season. On the league conferences in Palm Seaside, FL, Bucs GM Jason Licht didn’t remark a lot on a attainable extension.
“We’re simply pleased that we have now him again,” Licht mentioned. “We’ll simply see the place it goes from right here. We’re simply pleased that he’s going to be enjoying for us this yr. We’ll see the place it goes.”
After being an MVP candidate final yr, Brady will play his third season in Tampa Bay this fall. Whereas the percentages stay excessive that the Bucs will need him again for 2023, the Professional Bowler shall be 45 in August and simply retired two months in the past. There’s actually loads of cause to be financially prudent when eyeing an extension with Brady. The Bucs would like to keep away from being saddled with cap restrictions if Brady retires once more subsequent offseason.
And from Brady’s perspective, the chance to decide on the place to finish his profession is actually invaluable. If he even desires to play past 2022, in fact. In Palm Seaside, Licht responded to a query about Brady’s ideas on free company.
“You’d most likely should ask him,” Licht mentioned when requested if being a free agent would imply one thing to Brady. “As soon as once more, we’re excited we have now him again this yr. We’ll see the place it goes.”
Pewter Report has beforehand reported that no extension for Brady is imminent. There’s a whole lot of logic for each side in holding off on an extension proper now. Expectations are sky-high for the 2022 season. If issues go in line with plan, the Bucs could have loads of leverage to entice Brady to return to Tampa Bay subsequent offseason.