Previous New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has agreed on an agreement in principle to sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, as indicated by multiple sources.
The Bucs seem to have won the race to sign the six-time Super Bowl winner, with a deal in the region of $30m (£25m) every year comprehended to have been concurred.
After reporting his departure from the Patriots via social media before Tuesday, Brady’s most probable destinations were viewed as the Bucs and the Los Angeles Chargers, who are looking to supplant Philip Rivers after he concurred a one-year manage the Indianapolis Colts.
Yet, after NFL Media’s Jim Trotter uncovered that the Chargers believed they were out of the running, different sources have detailed a deal between Brady and the Bucs is everything except done.
“With the Chargers out of the running, the Bucs offer to QB Tom Brady is believed to be roughly $30M per year,” the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport tweeted. “They are the only known team to make an offer.
“Tampa Bay has been confident all day and for good reason.
“To be clear: Former Patriots QB Tom Brady has an agreement in principle to join the Bucs, the source said. It is believed to be roughly $30M per year.”
The move would mark a new era for the 42-year-old after 20 years in New England while raising further questions over Jameis Winston’s future in Tampa.
Brady reported his flight via web-based networking media on Tuesday, saying thanks to the Patriots and uncovering his football excursion would ‘occur somewhere else’.
“To all my team-mates, coaches, executives and staff, Coach Belichick, RKK and the Kraft family and the entire organization… I couldn’t be the man I am today without the relationships you have allowed me to build with you,” he wrote.
“Our team has always set a great standard in pro sports and I know it will continue to do just that. Although my football journey will take place elsewhere, I appreciate everything that we have achieved and am grateful for our incredible TEAM accomplishments.
“MA (Massachusetts) has been my home for 20 years. It has truly been the happiest two decades I could have envisioned in my life and I have nothing but love and gratitude for my time in New England.
“The support has been overwhelming – I wish every player could experience it. I can’t thank you enough for the support of our team. The packed training camps and sold-out stadiums are mostly the victory parades. I have been so blessed to share them with you all.”