A Tom Brady Contract Restructure Is Next

March 13th, 2022

Time for Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht to put on his soccer shoes and kick that can down the road one more time.

Tampa Bay’s salary cap issues are sure to improve now that Tom Brady is returning. Why? Because Brady didn’t come back to lose and Joe has no doubt Brady and the Bucs already are working on a restructured contract.

Brady is set to count $20 million against the salary cap this season. Joe sure hopes the accounting nerds/gurus at One Buc Palace can find a way to shave that down considerably. Perhaps Brady even signs a new multiyear deal. His current contract runs through 2022.

Pro Bowl center Ryan Jensen is going to command at least $12 million per year to return in free agency, and perhaps now the Bucs can ink him to a long-term contract that would cost little cap room in 2022. Of course, the Bucs can still sign Chris Godwin to a long-term deal and tear up the franchise tag, which would clear more cap room this year.

Yeah, the Bucs defense is about to bank on rookies and take the hit of the Bucs doing whatever they can to keep Brady’s offensive line and weapons intact. It’s ok. Breathe easy. It’s the necessary move.

24 Responses to “A Tom Brady Contract Restructure Is Next”

  1. Gbobucsfan Says:


  2. Francisco Guzman Says:

    They need marpet to unretire. I hope they draft a wideout instead in the second round. They need to focus on the defensive side of the football.

  3. TDTB2022 Says:

    I want to know if Realisto is coming back!?!?!?!??!?

  4. HC Grover Says:

    55 million at least. PAY HIM Worth every penny.

  5. Man Child Says:

    Holy wow

  6. David Says:

    The bean counters are working overtime. Brady‘s got money, he’s not going to cost them much with a restructuring. They need to restructure some other ones and stretching some things out won’t hurt as bad since next year is expected to take a big jump up in the salary cap.

  7. Buc92’ Says:

    After all the shaving down , load up on defense in free agency, Jordan whitehead James Bradberry or Marcus Williams… And chandler Jones opposite shaq barret


  8. Bucamania Says:

    Go for broke this year!

    Trade away future picks and load this roster for a run.

  9. Dr. Buc Says:

    Marpet return??

  10. MadMax Says:

    Come back Marpet….PLEASE!!!!!!

  11. New England Patriots Fan Says:

    Chandler Jones would be a great addition if team pushes all cap into the future. By redoing the top cap hits in the next 24h. Chris needs to do his deal ASAP. So his 1 year cap can be dropped.

    Whitehead, Lenny and Gronk and Jensen would be nice addition too.

    And Marpet if he feels healthy.

  12. D-Rok Says:

    Buc92 I’d love to see Chandler Jones opposite Shaq. Plus, Brady knows Jones from their time in NE.

  13. New England Patriots Fan Says:

    Brady will be paid off the books anyway, that’s what Man U was about, the big boy business occurs even outside the NFL money for the top owners that is where Tom wants to be with the Billionaire Club after football. Giselle herself is a huge multi family real estate owner that’s where she made most her money.

  14. HC Grover Says:

    Meeting notes…
    Glazers……Well Tom what it take to get you to play?
    Tom….Well I see Green Bay is paying Rogers 50 million
    Glazers ….chump change how bout 60 million?

    I want my Bucs LFG T Shirt Now!

  15. 1#bucsfan Says:

    Man is this not the best news ever. And it gives trask another year to watch n learn. Let’s goo Bucs

  16. PewterStiffArm Says:

    The Glazers probably told Tom that they would invest 20million in TB12 for a discounted base salary so they could sign his teammates. Now Trask can learn from Tom for another year so we can concentrate on drafting other positions. Some free agents might come back without a top notch salary. Fix the pass rush, get a few cornerbacks, wide relievers and a veteran running back and some tight ends. Who knows how many free agents from other teams might be calling Jason for some jobs. The sun will shine differently tomorrow in Tampa, I just hope Tom knows how much the Bay Area loves him and his family, congrats TAMPA!!

  17. Pickgrin Says:

    Gronk, Jensen and Playoff Lenny all coming back now. Cappa too probably.

    Defense will have to take a monetary hit. Davis won’t be resigned. Whitehead might not be back either. If Suh or JPP return – it will have to be on team friendly contracts – like $5M each.

    Bucs will need to draft heavily on Defense this year and a rookie or two will probably be starting on the Bucs D in 2022.

    Our “Super Bowl window” just got blown wide open!

    Time to kick another $50M down the road and Go ALL IN for 2022 and/or as long as Brady will play.

    Go Bucs!

  18. #8 Says:

    Brady takes vet minimum in exchange for ownership % in Manchester.

  19. LakelandSteve Says:

    I’m not sure what the guy that bought Brady’s last (lol) touchdown pass for over $500,000 is thinking right now, because as soon as Brady throws his first touchdown pass next year that ball only be worth a little more than what the NFL pays for them from the factory. Glad I’m not that guy right now.

  20. Bucfan81 Says:

    I hope we can free up as much cap space as possible. Kick the can down the road on everyone if we have to. Get as many good players as we can so we can get another Super Bowl. The only other teams with good QB play in the NFC is the packers and the rams. The time is now to go all in even bigger than before. 2 championships in 3 years sounds good to me.

  21. Natron Says:

    Bring back the creamsicles, only instead of Bucco Bruce on the helmet put Tom Brady’s face

  22. Posey99 Says:

    “Brady takes vet minimum in exchange for ownership % in Manchester.“

    I was thinking this was possible or something the glazers may have offered since he was more than likely just with them.”we’ll make you a very rich man” “play another season and we’ll give you ___”

  23. Bucs Guy Says:

    Now we’ll see if Godwin will sign a long term deal or if he’s just strinong the Bucs along until the new TV contract hits and the salary cap goes up next year. I think he won’t sign and will walk next year as a FA.

  24. #99 Says:

    Where are all of the fools who said Bruce ran off Tom???