The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are “getting closer” to reworking the contract of star quarterback Tom Brady, according to NFL insider Josina Anderson.
Brady, 43, signed a two-year, $50-million contract with the Buccaneers last March and then led the team to its second-ever Super Bowl in his first season in Tampa Bay.
Seven-time Super Bowl champion Brady turns 44 in August and said in February he would “definitely consider” playing past 45.
According to Anderson, the Buccaneers have a “fairly ambitious list” of their own pending free agents that they’re working to bring back and reworking Brady’s deal will help the team check names off that list.
Among the current Buccaneers set to hit free agency on March 17 are linebackers Shaq Barrett and Lavonte David, tight end Rob Gronkowski, wide receivers Chris Godwin and Antonio Brown, and running back Leonard Fournette.