Tom Brady, Bucs Working On Contract Extension
By Jason Hall
March 8, 2021
Tom Brady's legendary NFL career doesn't appear to be ending anytime soon.
The 43-year-old quarterback and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are working on a contract extension, one month after defeating the Kansas City Chiefs, 31-9, in Super Bowl LV.
ESPN's Josina Anderson reports the two sides are "getting closer" to reworking Brady's contract, a source confirmed.
During an interview with Sports Illustrated prior to Super Bowl LV, Brady, who will turn 44 in August, expressed interest in possibly playing beyond age 45.
The seven-time Super Bowl champion is entering the final year of a two-year, $50 million contract signed with the Buccaneers last offseason, according to Spotrac.com.
Last month, Brady recorded 201 yards and three touchdowns on 21 of 29 passing in Super Bowl LV, winning a record fifth Super Bowl MVP Award, which surpassed his own previous record set in Super Bowl LI (2017.)
The victory was Brady's first as a member of the Buccaneers after joining the franchise in March following 20 seasons with the New England Patriots.
Brady now owns a 7-3 record all-time in the NFL's biggest game and surpassed his own previous record for most Super Bowl wins by a quarterback (6) set in February 2019. The 43-year-old also broke his own record as the oldest quarterback to both start and win a Super Bowl also set in 2019.
Sunday's win was Tampa Bay's second Super Bowl victory in franchise history. The Buccaneers are also the only team in NFL history to both host and win a Super Bowl in their home stadium.
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