Brady Contract Revealed

March 20th, 2020

Various reports claimed unemployed former Tampa Bay and America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, was asking the Bucs for $30 million per season to continue as their starter.

Well, it’s now clear that Tom Brady will not earn that much cash.

ESPN chief NFL insider Adam Schefter has shared details he’s learned of Brady’s new deal with the Buccaneers.

“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 trades,” Schefter Twittered.

Joe assumes the incentives are very basic, such as workout bonuses and playing a set number of games, etc. But the math says Brady will earn under $30 million.

Frankly, Joe is a bit surprised there was no third season tacked on that was unguaranteed.

It’s a two-year, all-in window. Joe hopes the Bucs embrace it but still draft a serious quarterback prospect soon.

58 Responses to “Brady Contract Revealed”

  1. Formerly Tampa 2 Says:

    Wish the Bucs had signed Conklin for Brady.


    What did u expect from JW? In his head he really thought he was that good as he sits at home waiting for a team to pick him up maybe he will realize he is not. Winston=RG3

  3. Walter Says:

    That’s a pretty good deal, leaves us a little extra wiggle room with the cap

  4. MarineBucsFan Says:

    This is a great team friendly deal. So excited keeps the door open for other team friendly deals.

  5. rrsrq Says:

    Does the bonuses count against the salary cap

  6. Tye Says:

    Unemployed and former are the only truths attached to the name of the Bucs castoff…

    But anyway, this off-season will be filled with excitement and chatter around ‘water coolers’ instead of embarrassment and secret fandom like the last 15 years… That 1st home game is going to be mind blowing!

  7. John Says:

    Seems that Brady just wanted their prey commiserate for his position as a QB and none of us know what’s in his heart but most of us believe that wouldn’t truly would like is an NFC title reign in a Super bowl as an NFC champ. I was never a huge Friday fan probably more out of jealousy than anything else the more I hear Siri read and study the gentleman seems like a class act and a great example for younger players to follow. That’s worth its weight in gold to the buccaneers organization to have a man like this TC’s younger guys had to be champions and winners. You just cannot put a price tag on that. Can I get an amen

  8. LVMYBUCS Says:

    Even if Brady does nothing to get us to the playoffs or SB just his presents inside the building, on the team and locker room will change the culture.

  9. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Sadly……………he’ll get murdered behind our crappy oline

  10. Buc4evr Says:

    If true Winston is delusional. Not smart especially if the Glazers were willing to put incentives in a new contract much like Brady’s. Brady always put the team first in NE and was flexible in terms of restructuring to get better players on the team. Winston thinks he b ballin… not so much. He will be lucky to get a backup job this year.

  11. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    ……..and it makes sense Jameis was looking for a huge payday cause he knew he’s been a fraud of a franchise QB for the last 5 years

    Now teams are seeing right through it as most loyal bucs fans have been saying all along…………..Jameis a good quality backup QB.

    Have fun riding the pine Jameis!!!!!!

  12. Hoops Says:

    Hey Joe, I keep seeing the word THEIR used incorrectly. Here’s a sentence from the article above.
    Frankly, Joe is a bit surprised their was no third season tacked on that wasn’t guaranteed.

    It should be:Frankly, Joe is a bit surprised THERE was no third season tacked on that wasn’t guaranteed.

  13. SteveK Says:

    Conklin got overpaid. He’s good and young, but let’s draft a guy.

    If we don’t have a standout player on the board at 14: 3QBs/4 OTs/ 2DTs/ 1 edge guy there, then trade back and get some value.

    I am so excited to see the battle plan. Brady is going to get to have some say in the room, rightfully so. This is a glorious day to be a Buc fan.

  14. Adrnagy Says:

    Brady is looking for himself. His brand. His legacy.

    He wants to be the first QB to win Super Bowl in afc and nfc. Also be in the same talk has Peyton to win super bowl in different teams.

    He’s not coming to love Tampa. He came to Tampa bcuz he’s smart. Money and weapons…. no other team could give him that.

    He’s smart. He knows this team this weapons were jameis. He’s earning the trust and respect by walking the line with integrity. And he knows the jameis situation was not handle with respect.

  15. Go Bucs 72 Says:

    Hoops is drunk early today.

  16. geno711 Says:

    Formerly Tampa 2 Says:
    March 20th, 2020 at 12:14 pm
    Wish the Bucs had signed Conklin for Brady.

    Did we have enough cap space for Conklin?

    I think he signed for 42 million for 3 years and getting 20 million the 1st year.

    With Brady, JPP, Barrett and 7.3 million for rookies I think that leaves us under 12 million of cap space.

  17. mark2001 Says:

    Joe… in my mind this confirms we will draft a QB somewhere in this draft. What better than to clipboard a talented young guy, sitting two years behind the GOAT?

  18. geno711 Says:

    SteveK Says:
    March 20th, 2020 at 12:27 pm
    Conklin got overpaid. He’s good and young, but let’s draft a guy.
    If we don’t have a standout player on the board at 14: 3QBs/4 OTs/ 2DTs/ 1 edge guy there, then trade back and get some value.

    Right now, the Bucs only have one tackle on the squad who has played any meaningful games. We only have D Smith.

    Dotson and Watford are free agents. Although I want a tackle in the 1st round or at least early in the draft, we better sign some veteran who has played a little in this league as well. Can’t just rely on the draft.

  19. mark2001 Says:

    BA.. please..can we stop with the negativity. Do we know more than Brady about this O line? I seriously doubt it. I think they have talent, but have severely under-performed, just as the QB did. If a play blows up, it will be clear as glass who was slacking, and it will not be allowed anymore. Brady will ream them on national TV, and then Arians will chew up what is left on the sideline.

  20. SteveK Says:

    Sure! We just signed a colts guy, and let’s sign some vets for friendly deals.

  21. Adrnagy Says:

    All I want is two more super bowl wins before I die.

  22. geno711 Says:

    Oh see we just signed Joe Haeg for 2.3 million. Good pick up for us.
    I think will compete for multiple spots on our line.

  23. stpetebucsfan Says:


    Really you’re going to bust Joe for a spelling mistake, and on a homonym at that?

    Criticizing spelling on internet blogs is considered poor form. Perhaps I’m sensitive because you nailed my greatest weakness as I age. I would be happy to sit down with you and take a spelling test. I’m not so energetic as to proof read all my posts slammed out in a day and ESPECIALLY for the freakin’ homonyms.

    Joe has been swamped….I suspect right now JBF world headquarters is running at warp speed. Joe can correct me but this has to be the biggest story to break since the birth of JBF. Certainly the biggest I remember. If Joe overlooks a misspelled word…especially a homonym…b f d!

    Yeah I do this all the time…so I understand.

  24. Adrnagy Says:

    RB should be address with a vet. If ROjO is the guy… compliment him with a vet.
    Oline = needs vet exp. trade for Trent.

    Defense = draft dline.add depth.
    Add vet in safety.
    We have Julio Jones. Thomas. In division.

    Before any dreams … we have to win division. #1 seed gets bye in playoff.

  25. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I guess the 5 years of being put on a pedestal with “America’s Quaterback”, Jameis started to believe it and asked for $30 mil…….sad…..very sad.

    I think you could run a survey and ask.

    Which QB is worth $30 million………Winston or Brady….

    What do you think the answer would be?

  26. Adrnagy Says:


  27. BuucccNASTY Says:

    Conklin is a a better roade grader than pass protector. Still, woulda been an upgrade over our current Tackles. I think Trent Williams is still in play so don’t lose hope yet. Hopefully WAS cuts him so we can pull a Gurley to ATL move and get him on the cheap..

  28. Hethrew 30 Says:

    I don’t understand. Who is this “Jameis Winston?” Was he a TB Bandit or something way back? The name is not familiar.

  29. geno711 Says:

    Joe Haeg – 35 starts for Indy in 4 seasons and total of 11 penalties given up.
    In 2018 Haeg had started the 1st three games at rt tackle before leaving with a right ankle injury that landed him on the IR for most of the rest of the season.

    In the 2nd Round of the 2018 draft, Indy selected Braden Smith who took over in 2018 at right tackle and has been the starter since.

    Haeg was a starter in 2016, 2017, and the 1st three games of 2018 but never got his starting job back in 2019.

    The North Dakota State product was a fifth-round (155th-overall) selection in the 2016 NFL Draft, and that year started 14-of-15 games at three different positions (left guard, right guard and right tackle), becoming the first league rookie to start at three different spots dating back to 1998.

    In 2017 Haeg competed in all 16 games with 15 starts at right tackle and right guard.

    In training camp of 2018, Haeg added center duties to his repertoire and was oftentimes seen working in with the second team at that spot during training camp and the preseason.

    A quote from Frank Reich:

    “The good thing about Joe is he can fit in anywhere,” “He can play all five positions, and that’s one of the things that is so valuable about him…”

    For what it is worth, his PFF grades have always been good.

  30. Hethrew 30 Says:

    Well TBBF…there you have it. The reason is Winston is not here has nothing to do with himself. It is because JBF propped him up and ruined his self-judgement, and BA of course was to blame for failing to publicly worship him on all fronts. And then there is that kicker, who had a bad game that didn’t null out yet another Jameis Winston horrendous performance. My God, how could all of these people be so disrespectful of poor little Winston. You know what? I think when the Bucs offer to sign him up for big $$$$$$ he should flip them off and accept one of the many other bigger $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ offers. Man, where is that July Joe? Where is that Jameis 1 of 1? I’m so elated at my man, I can’t wait to count the Winston money.

  31. Hethrew 30 Says:

    Those numbers are enought savings to also bring in either Hogan or Edelman. Add savings on Nassib (who I wished would have come back) and Dion Lewis is a simple. Brady’s past faves with Bucs already known weapons…man, no limit here.

  32. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    Per Tom Pelissero

    Tom Brady contract:

    $10M roster bonus, $15M salary each year (fully guaranteed)

    Up to $2.25M each year tied to Top 5 in passer rating, TDs, yards, comp %, yards per pass

    Up to $2.25M each year tied to playoffs, playoffs + play-time, Super Bowl + play-time

    Base $50M. Max $59M.

  33. TomTerrific Says:

    Hey Joe,

    Can you please tell us all the number of teams climbing over each other to bring Jamoist in and lead them to glory???

    Anyone, anyone, Bueller, Bueller…….

  34. Stevebobucsfan Says:

    Joe I am just a average 40 year Bucs fan but, Ive been Saying on this site for 2 months that most likely Arians will go RB OL in the first 2 rounds and QB in the 3rd round to sit behind a veteran QB whom I didn’t have no idea it would be Brady at the time. I think the 1st pick will be based on whichever one has the highest value on the Bucs draft board and the other in the second round and then a QB in the 3rd

  35. Rod Munch Says:

    Stop the talk about drafting a QB. You don’t get Brady to worry about the future – you’re going ALL IN right this second. Blow up the salary cap, only draft guys you need today, this is a 2-year window to win right now.

    What happens after that doesn’t matter.

    As for backup QB, it’s easy, just sign Winston.

  36. WestChap Says:

    Lol! Brady’s arrival is even classing up this site… comments about grammar and spelling. Sheez, gotta watch my Ps and Qs now. 🙂

  37. /formerly/whats the bucs plan 2020/ now OMG !2020 WE HAVE THE GOAT Says:


  38. WestChap Says:

    Speaking of misspelling… best typo so far is Brady’s presence versus Brady’s presents. I say Brady’s biggest present to Buc fans is his presence! After I get my Brady retro creamsicle jersey I’ll be happy… SB would be nice, but I’ll be just fine in my jersey staring at my Selmon, Brooks and Lynch autographed helmets. 🙂

  39. Posey99 Says:

    Marcus Mariota got a contract before winston? Wasn’t Mariota a backup last year? hmmm

  40. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    who’s mispeeling?

  41. AlteredEgo Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    25 million a year…isn’t that what Jamyth was paid last year ?

  42. stpetebucsfan Says:


    “As for backup QB, it’s easy, just sign Winston.”

    You and I obviously have sparred before but even folks here in the nursing home understand how damn dumb that is.

    First…how much is JW going to play for..we drop him back to rookie minimum?

    Second…How would Brady feel about having a loudmouthed backup on the team who thinks he’s worth 30 million?

    Third..How will the king of ego and arrogance feel about taking a backup role on the team that made him #1 overall pick…quite the fall!

    Fourth…what’s the point. “Blameless” has NOTHING to learn..he’s like our Prez…he already knows it all. He’s had five years and at least a half dozen coaches try to work with the uncoachable. Brady will have his hands FULL with his own work to accomplish.

    Fifth…Brady likes being around winners…at 28-42 JW is a quintessential LOSER.

    Old folks are now howling Munchkin…they are saying…but…but..we though Munchkin knew the Bucs.

  43. Bradinator Says:

    I wonder if a trade and pay for Trent Williams is possible? Adrnagy brought it up, but haven’t seen much mention of him being traded or even any rumors. Weirdly quiet. Is the asking price from the Redskins too high or is Williams assaking price too high? Otherwise the vets still remaining don’t fill me with glee.

  44. JimmyJack Says:

    It’s pretty cool. Brady easily could of gotten 30M and more……very easily. But now he’s one of them guys that has his eyes on more then money.

    He wants another ring. And we did not choose him. He chose us!! He sees a chance at a title right here in Tampa Bay!! They says a lot for this team. He truely thinks he can win here(just like Bruce did when he chose the Bucs)!!!

    If this don’t get you excited you don’t got a heartbeat!!

    GOOOO BUCS!!!!!!

  45. David Says:

    To all the people who keep saying he’s going to get killed behind the Buccaneers o line, you’re sounding extremely ignorant.
    The Bucs o line was probably in the top third of the NFL. They are a better line than what Brady had in New England.
    Now that Brady has actual receivers this year, he should get back to his usual self of releasing the ball extremely fast.

    Don’t get me wrong, that doesn’t mean they should not draft another lineman.
    I think teams should draft a D lineman and an O lineman every single draft

  46. Hethrew 30 Says:

    Munch..Winston is not reliable enough as a backup. Can’t be trusted with the football. A good backup will win half your games. Winsotn can’t be trusted to do that. He is worthy of a team that carries 3 QBs. $1-2M a year. Maybe a camp arm. At best. Really should not have been drafted. Wow, how did FSU ever go with him? Or Huey High for that matter?

  47. Sierra048 Says:

    Winston as Brady’s back up? Hell to the Nah!

  48. WestChap Says:

    I know PFF Boys say its ok to trust the Bucs OL but I just can’t ignore what I saw with my own eyes last year… Donovan continues to take plays off or stop mid-play… usually at the worst time. Tom Brady is a national treasure… we need to get him some more reliable protection.

  49. Buccfan37 Says:

    Is Brady’s picture on the face of the stadium yet?

  50. TOM Says:

    Enough of the Winsome as TB12 backup. Stupid talk.

  51. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    Brady could have earned more cash somewhere else. Team friendly deal to get er done!

  52. Of course Says:

    I sure hope
    Rod Munch tmaxipad and Ndog never say another word and follow their messiah to wherever he goes

  53. donuts Says:

    Does the bonuses count against the salary cap?

    Great question. Keep in mind, the cap goes up every year.

    LTBE (likely to be earned) incentives count against the salary cap at the beginning of the season, but if the player doesn’t earn the incentive, the team keeps the money and the corresponding cap space is carried over to the next season.

  54. Buccos Says:

    Move Donovan Smith to RT. Trade for Trent Williams for LT. You cannot draft a tackle and trust him not to get Brady killed.

  55. DerrickBrooksGOATLB Says:

    No chance JW will or should be Brady’s backup. That would never ever work. His football career will also take him elsewhere and at this point his best bet is to sign a one year prove it deal and earn his way to the riches he thinks he deserves. If Jameis was such a commodity, why is there literally zero market for the guy right now. Aside from Brady:

    – Rivers: Signed w/Colts
    – Teddy: Signed w/Panthers
    – Foles: Traded to Bears
    – Dalton: Strong rumors about going to Patriots
    – Cam: Strong rumors about reuniting w/Rivera in Washington

    There are zero rumors about Jameis right now and no teams that have shown mild interest. Even the Chargers seem content to roll with Tyrod Taylor in week 1. Jameis last hope is probably the Dolphins which would be funny to watch him and Fitz compete for the job again.

  56. View from 132 Says:

    This is great… 2 years, win or bust, then start over with a new coach and QB. I like it. High stakes, short window.

  57. Tony1775 Says:

    He ballin!!

  58. “That guy” Says:

    Brady watched tape of the o-line and decided he needs that money up front before they get him killed.