Brady is back and better than ever… Tom Brady got released from his contract March 17, 2020 after being the starting Quarterback for the New England Patriots for the past 20 years. After the NFL (National Football League) season had begun September 10, 2020, Brady had officially announced his arrival of being traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 via conference call.
This is a very impactful situation, not only just within the NFL, but in the world of football as a whole. This was “an exciting moment for me in my life,” Brady said.
The new deal for Brady results in a two-year with a $50 million fully guaranteed, plus a $4.5 million per year in incentives. Additionally, there are no franchise tag provisions or any possibilities for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to trade Brady.
Brady has also been provided postseason incentives in this new contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Some of these incentives include; an earning of $500,000 if Brady brings the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to the playoffs, $750,000 is Brady wins a single playoff game, $1.75 million if Brady wins said single playoff game, and to top it all off, if the Tampa Bay Buccaneers win the Super Bowl, Brady will receive and extra $2.25 million.
Quite obviously to the fans of football and the NFL, there is always a sliver of doubt, but hopefulness for the player to succeed. Additionally, there are many different types of expectations for the player’s career, especially as a big of a name in the NFL as Tom Brady. “The expectation for me is to come in and do what I feel is right for the organization and that is to be a great team player and I’m going to do everything I can to get up to speed with all the things that I need to do and what my responsibilities are,” Brady said. A major advantage Brady has, especially at his age being 43 by the start of the 2020 NFL season, is what the fans have seen being his durability. A major issue shown in the game of football is the high percentages of injuries, some even being career ending injuries. Brady is playing with a very high advantage here, considering the fact in which Brady has not missed a single game due to an injury since the year 2008.
This plays a huge impact on the previous franchise Brady was a part of, but Brady still spoke very highly of the New England Patriots, regardless of the release, leading to the initial trade.
“I leave there with such great admiration for the people in that organization,” Brady said. “It is a first-class organization in every way and I wanted to leave it that way, too.”
However, there are speculations of the New England Patriots organization/hitting their salary cap, putting them at a bind, after picking up big names in the NFL. Some of these being Antonio Brown and Josh Gordon: two players picked up in hopes of trading Mohamed Sanu. This did not end up working, but still affects the franchise and especially previous starting quarterback Tom Brady. At the end of the day, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were just going to be a better fit for Brady. This did also leave a giant gap for the New England Patriots to fill, since their 20 years of having quarterback has now been lost. Cam Newton, previous quarterback of the Carolina Panthers has now since filled this role, but has been nowhere near or even coming close to Brady.
After the matchup of Brady now being a part of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers not going up against Newton and the New England Patriots, due to the different conferences within the NFL. Tom Brady is an excellent example of what an NFL should strive to become and excel at within their individual careers within the game of football.