Tom Brady helps free up cap space for Buccaneers…again

Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) /

Once again, Tom Brady throws the Tampa Bay Buccaneers a bone by restructuring his contract. This time for the 2022 season, freeing up cap space for the Buccaneers in the process.

Tom Brady is at it again. There is a litany of reasons why Brady is the greatest of all time, and the best way to sum it up is by simply saying he’s phenomenal both on and off the field. On the field, we know that he’s the greatest of all time, and even in only two seasons where he’s closer to 50 years of age than he is 35, he’s the greatest quarterback in the history of the Bucs franchise. Moves like this are why he’s the greatest off the field as well.

While Jason Licht recently said that there have been no discussions on a contract extension with Brady, he never said that of a contract restructuring. In restructuring his current deal, Brady has saved his Buccaneers about $9 million in cap space, which they desperately needed.

The NFL Draft is right around the corner, but could this mean that another move is coming? Perhaps even re-signing of a veteran or two still sitting on the open market after most recently playing in Tampa Bay? It could even just be to free up cap space for rookie contracts.

Whatever the case, the offseason of Tom Brady continues for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. While this move helps the team, every move thus far has been to keep the quarterback happy. It is important to note that he is set to be a free agent after 2022, but with all that’s being done, Tampa Bay still seems like it’d be mighty enticing for the GOAT to stick around. Of course, that’s a future discussion/potential headache. There’s bigger fish to fry before more cannons are fired.