Tom Brady may make away with more booty.
The first-year Buccaneer QB helped Tampa Bay win the ultimate prize in 2020, Super Bowl 55, Brady’s seventh ring and the organization’s second. Everything worked for Brady and the Bucs last season, and the veteran QB held away Father Time for at least one more year.
Brady’s performance could earn him more years under center, at least if he wants it. Speaking on Tuesday’s “The Rich Eisen Show,” Buccaneers GM Jason Licht said that a contract extension for Brady is certainly within the realm of possibility.
“It’s a possibility,” Licht said. “He certainly didn’t look like he slowed down any this year. That’s a possibility. We’ll have to see how that goes. …
“I know it appears that he really had a good time this year, winning the Super Bowl, and likes our organization, likes our coaches, likes our head coach and ownership, and we certainly love him, so, usually when you have those two things going for each other, it’s a match made in heaven. So we’d like to keep this going.”
While Brady has stated that he wants to play until he’s 45 — a number he’ll hit in August 2022 — the Buccaneers may grant him that opportunity. He’s currently under contract through the 2021 season and is scheduled to make more than $25 million, so a contract extension would put him at that age.
Brady has also said he plans to play until he “sucks,” but that’s, clearly, something that has yet to happen.
Still, either Age 45 or … suckage is going to come first, and it sounds like the Buccaneers are going to give him the opportunity to find out which one does.