Buccaneers Officially Sign Tom Brady

Tom Brady verbally agreed to sign with the Buccaneers on Tuesday. On Friday morning, the Bucs made it official: 

Tom Brady is officially a Tampa Bay Buccaneer!,” the club tweeted.

Brady, like the rest of the league’s free agents, was unable to take a physical exam with team doctors due to the travel restrictions. On Thursday, there were rumblings of a possible hitch – Brady was willing to get poked and prodded in New York, but the two sides had to agree on the doctor. Haggling over the MD turned out to be NBD: Brady is officially a Buc.

The future Hall of Famer has agreed to a two-year deal with a maximum value of $59MM, according to NFL.com’s Tom Pelissero (on Twitter). The deal includes $50MM fully guaranteed – a nice locked-in pay day for one of the sport’s all-time legends.

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,” Brady wrote on Instagram. “You earn the trust and respect of those around through your commitment every single day. I’m starting a new football journey and thankful for the Buccaneers for giving me an opportunity to do what I love to do. I look forward to meeting all my new teammates and coaches and proving to them that they can believe and trust in me. I have always believed that well done is better than well said, so I’m not gonna say much more – I’m just gonna get to work!

The Buccaneers, as you might expect, are also pretty excited about their new QB.

Tom is a proven champion who has achieved greatness on the field because he demands the best out of himself and his teammates,” said GM Jason Licht in a press release. “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. He possesses the type of rare natural leadership qualities that will immediately impact our entire organization.”

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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    • Decius

      Montana wasn’t a flop in KC. They made the playoffs. Only one teams win the Super Bowl. I would say he was successful in KC despite not winning a SB.

    • jkoms57

      I’m buying the hype. As in this team can definitely make the playoffs.

      Already pretty much a QB away from being a contender, have a high draft pick and should be able to fill out depth with cap space

  1. lanceparrishporvida

    Oh, to be a fly on the wall in that exam room. Um, YES PLEASE!

    • leefieux

      What part of this statement was unclear?

      ‘On Friday morning, the Bucs made it official:

      “Tom Brady is officially a Tampa Bay Buccaneer!,” the club tweeted.’.

      ‘Official’ means that he took the physical and signed.

    • wordonthestreet

      Well Madman you are too smart for the Bucs …. oh wait … they do have it in writing …

  2. ruckus727

    I never though I’d see the day either. The world is upside down. I spent my whole adult life respecting TB12 but disliking him out of jealousy. Now he’s the QB of my hometown team. And now I love him. I don’t know what is going on but I’m stoked.

    • jkoms57

      I felt the same way when LeBum joined LA.

      I actually am no longer a Lakers fan and cheer for Pelicans. .

      I’m from Pittsburgh tho so can do that.

      I think you’ll end up liking TB tho.. hes more likeable than MeBron.

  3. phillyballers

    So I am glad he is out of NE. I don’t hate Tom Brady. I hated Tom Brady Patriots QB, because I hate NE fans. If the NFL-fans were the cast of Friends, Pat’s fans would be Janice Litman. If it was the cast of the Office, they would be Nellie.

    That being said, not all NE fans are garbage. But the loudest of them compared to the loudest of eXh fanbase are the worst.

    Also, their sports radio stations are the WORST in the country. The sports talk hosts that pick up in CT, which is devoid of an NFL team has better commentary on HS JV football than the 2 Boston Affiliates. If it weren’t for Tune-in I’d have surgically removed my radio with a sledgehammer.

    I’m not an Iggles fan so do NOT talk snowballs and santa with me cuz.

      • phillyballers

        You know exactly what I am talking about. Esp about the radio hosts… Felger, Dale, Keefe, Mut are the worst in the country.

    • EvilDeadpool

      Philly Fans are the Shittttest fans period. They cry about everything & are by far the most unintelligent human beings on earth

    • Please tell us who Pats fans would be if the NFL were the cast of Good Times, Cheers, X Files, or CSI: Miami.

      • phillyballers

        Or we could talk about whether or not Alex Guerrero should or should not be allowed on the Patriots sidelines for 2-3 weeks straight. That’s a good Boston-area radio topic.

    • beantownmassacre

      Lol you clearly never been to ct. as a ct resident 80/20 are giant fans no matter how good the pats are.

      • phillyballers

        I never said CT were Pats fans, I said the radio stations that get picked up there are better than the ones spit forth in Boston-Area.

        I’ve spent years in CT

    • jkoms57

      Hmm worst fans..

      1. Philly
      2. Dallas
      3. New England
      4. Jets
      5. Steelers
      Could throw Seattle in there but their fans peaked and are slowly shutting up

    • gronk

      This coming from “Philly fan” ? There’s some bad radio everywhere. But worst in the country? So you’ve heard them all? A statement of that magnitude really should come with a bit more back up. I’ll wait.

      • phillyballers

        Gronk put down the CBD. Some of us have been outside of New England and the Tri-state. It’s easier to give you a list of States I haven’t spent significant time in … North and South Dakota and Montana.

  4. fieldsj2

    They care what you did in the past Tom! That’s why your getting 30 mil a year…

    • jkoms57

      They also value what he can do on the field.

      I think this works out very well for them short term.

      Also we get to benefit from Brady & Brees in same division. Should be pretty awesome

  5. jorge78

    Why does he care about money? Doesn’t his wife have more money than him? And what idiots are paying fashion models more money than teachers!!??

  6. crosseyedlemon

    With all the uncertainty caused by the virus, signing a player Brady’s age is quite risky. There may not be any games to be played for some time.

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