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Tom Brady’s full contract with Buccaneers revealed

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers kick-started free agency with the signing of former New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. It appears the details of his contract have since been revealed.

According to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, Brady signed a two-year, $50 million deal that is all guaranteed:

Tom Brady’s contract details with Tampa, sources tell ESPN: 2 years, $50 million deal, all guaranteed, that also includes another $9 million in incentives – $4.5 million in incentives per year. The contract also prohibits and trades.

Brady was easily the biggest name to hit the market this offseason. So it hardly comes as a surprise to see that Tampa Bay was going to do what it could to lock him up. It seems this included making sure that the $25 million per year was guaranteed. Meanwhile, his potential to put up big numbers leads to more incentives.

The news that Brady was willing to take under $30 million gives Pats fans a reason to wonder why their team had not agreed to a similar one. Of course, the Bucs emerged as a much more appealing destination. They possess the high-powered supporting cast that is already in place on offense. Meanwhile, the Patriots have yet to muster up any firepower in free agency for Brady to work with this offseason.

Players like linebacker Lavonte David have wasted no time in welcoming their new teammate. Brady brings high expectations to a team that hasn’t made the playoffs since 2007. Aside from bringing some stability under center, it is clear that’s Brady’s signing has also re-ignited a spark for this team.