On the same day as news broke about the New England Patriots re-signing quarterback Cam Newton to an incentive-laden one-year deal, their former starting QB has also reached an agreement on a new contract: as first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Tom Brady will sign a four-year extension with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
While the length of the deal is obviously noteworthy considering that Brady will turn 44 years old in August, the contract is actually designed to void after the 2022 season. Accordingly, the extension therefore adds only one year to the two-year deal he signed with the Buccaneers last season.
Of course, this means that Brady is now under contract in Tampa Bay through his age 45 season. Considering that he is just coming off his seventh Super Bowl win while playing yet again on an MVP level, seeing him reach the end of that deal would not be a surprise — as would be him adding more years at one point further down the line.