What does Tom Brady’s restructured Bucs deal look like?
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have reportedly converted the contract of their superstar quarterback to free up salary-cap space.
Tom Brady’s rumoured departure from the National Football League proved to be a clever play from the superstar quarterback, making him even more headline news than ever. But as the confirmation arrived that another season of him strutting his stuff was coming, details emerged of his potential compensation package, something that now appears to be being reviewed.
Brady’s restructured Bucs deal
On Friday it was reported via Adam Schefter that the Brady contract was to be restructured in order to free up $9 million in salary-cap space. With the Bucs sitting with the league’s sixth lowest cap room at the time - around $4.4 million - this would be a positive development, although further details on this are still unknown.
As the 2022 Draft draws ever nearer, the Bucs are going to be needing in the region of $3 million to secure their picks, while final decisions are yet to be made over the futures of both Rob Gronkowski and Ndamukong Suh.
Despite the new agreement, Brady is still set to become a free agent at the end of the season. Brady passed for more yards (5,316) than any other quarterback in the NFL across the 2021 regular season, registering a league-high 43 touchdown passes. His completion percentage of 67.5 ranked ninth.