According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the two sides agreed on the principle of a contract worth about $30 million per year. Running back Leonard Fournette has agreed to a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to several reports. BOSTON — Tom Brady, the centerpiece of the New England Patriots` championship dynasty over the past two decades, announced Tuesday, March 17, that he is leaving the only professional football house he has ever had. NFL officials announced Tuesday night that Brady had “an agreement in principle to join the Buccaneers — a deal worth about $30 million a year.” Brady and the Bucs have reached an agreement in principle for a contract worth about $30 million, NFL Media`s Ian Rapoport reported, citing sources. Brady, in the worst case scenario, will continue his career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers without a late change. On Tuesday night, ESPN`s Adam Schefter said Tampa Bay was “Tom Brady`s expected landing site that doesn`t rule out anything unforeseen” and Ian Rapoport of NFL Network said the Buccaneers agreed with Brady. According to Rapoport, which also said the Bucs were the only known team to make a formal offer, the deal will be worth about $30 million per season. Brady decided to end his short outing at the free agency by saying he was ready to sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media said Brady had agreed on the principle of joining the Bucs. Brady has reached an agreement to join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on a deal worth about $30 million a year, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, according to an informed source. In a two-part message, Brady thanked the Patriots and fans and said, “FOREVER A PATRIOT.” I don`t know what my football future will bring, but it`s time for me to open a new stage for my life and career,” he wrote. Although my football trip takes place elsewhere, I appreciate all that we have accomplished and I am grateful for our incredible team experience. Brady`s one-year contract before last season was scheduled to end Wednesday afternoon. He will count $US13.5 million for the New England salary cap, due to the signing bonus money he received in 2019.
Kraft said of Brady: “I was hoping that this day would never come, but that Tom would end his remarkable career in a Patriots uniform after another Super Bowl championship. Unfortunately, the two sides could not agree to make this dream a reality. While I am sad today, I am grateful for his countless contributions to our team and community. Brady, a four-time Super Bowl Player Most Valuable and three-time LEAGUE MVP, was the enduring face of the Patriots in a race that added another layer to Boston`s rich sporting history.