According to sources close to the team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and quarterback Tom Brady have already had preliminary discussions on a restructure and extension of his current deal. His contract is set to expire after the 2021-2022 season. Brady, who in his first year led the Buccaneers to their second Super Bowl championship, had a history of taking less money in New England with the Patriots to keep important supporting cast players with the team.
With impending free agents Rob Gronkowski, Chris Godwin, Antonio Brown, Ndamukong Suh, Shaquil Barrett, Lavonte David, and Leonard Fournette, it looks like Brady is going to do it again to try and keep as many guys around to make another Super Bowl run. Wide receiver Mike Evans has already gone on to say he is open to a restructure to try and retain as many of the team’s free agents as possible to try and “run it back.” I would also look to left tackle Donovan Smith to be a candidate for a restructure and extension as well.
I would expect an official announcement within the coming weeks to open the necessary cap space to start the negotiations to keep the team intact as much as possible. Keep it here on Bucs Report for further developments in the story.