February 24, 2021
BY Lance Cartelli

Could the Buccaneers Sign Tom Brady to a Contract Extension?

Tom Brady has long said that he wants to play until he's at least 45. But in order for him to do that, he'll have to continue to defeat Father Time and find a team that wants to pay him. 

He might not have to look too far for the latter. 

On the "Rich Eisen Show" on Tuesday, Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht said the franchise is considering offering Brady a contract extension this offseason. 

"That's a possibility," Licht said when Eisen asked him if a Brady extension could be in the works. "He certainly didn't look like he slowed down any this year. So, that's a possibility. We'll have to see how that goes."

Brady originally signed a two-year, $50 million pact with Tampa Bay last offseason so he'll be entering the final year of his deal this upcoming season. 

An extension for Brady would make sense on the field and off. A new contract could help the team afford some of its big-named free agents — including Chris Godwin and Shaquil Barrett.

Brady currently has a $28.4 million cap hit in 2021. 

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