Tom Brady Will Join The NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers After Leaving The Patriots
On Tuesday, Tom Brady shocked the pro sports world by announcing his departure from the New England Patriots. He's yet to officially announce his new team, but he's expected to soon sign a deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Tom Brady announced a new chapter in his historic career on Tuesday, March 17. He left behind the New England Patriots, the only team he'd played for in his 20-years in the NFL. But Brady's two statements yesterday only confirmed his departure and thanked Patriots fans. Brady's new team wasn't a part of the news.
Tom Brady won't return to the New England Patriots
But it looks as though Brady's new destination will be Tampa Bay, Florida, as the quarterback for the Buccaneers. Two verified inside sources all but confirmed the news not too long after Brady released his statements on Tuesday. The new signing should be announced soon, however, while Brady first allows for his departure and farewell message to set in.
Tom Brady to sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa is the expected landing spot for Tom Brady barring anything unforeseen, sources tell me and @JeffDarlington.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 17, 2020
There's no signing date or announcement officially set up, but Brady is expected to be a Buccaneer.
Expect an official Tom Brady announcement this week
I would not anticipate a decision from Tom Brady today. But I do expect one this week. And let me emphasize: He absolutely has a decision to make. His market is quietly very competitive, but not some crazy bidding war. Far more about finding a fit he likes rather than chasing $.— Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) March 17, 2020
Tom Brady: Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback
The Buccaneers will be Brady's first new team in his 20-year career. The 42-year-old was drafted by the Patriots in 2000 and won six Super Bowls with the team over 20 years. It will be odd to see the face of the NFL in a new uniform for the first time, but Brady felt it was time to move on to a new stage. Look for Brady's signing announcement in the near future!