Jason Licht: Bucs Haven’t Had Contract Talks With Tom Brady

April 19th, 2022

The architect, general manager Jason Licht.

Nothing has changed in the last three weeks when it comes to the Bucs’ biggest need for the 2023 season.

Yes, 2023.

Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht was asked today about chatter that Tom Brady might be wanting to head to the Dolphins in the future, and about whether the Bucs have made Brady an offer to keep him in town.

“We haven’t had those discussions,” Licht said.

It matched the tone of the just-happy-to-be-here answer Licht gave Joe at the NFL annual meetings a few weeks ago.

JoeBucsFan.com: Should fans assume that you’re doing everything you can to re-sign Tom Brady for next year and beyond, to give him a long-term contract?

Jason Licht: You know, we’re just happy that we have him back. We’ll see where it goes from here. We’re just happy that he’s going to be playing for us this year. We’ll see where it goes.

Today, Licht added that he considers the Brady-to-Miami talk just “chatter” and he’s focused on the now and the greatness of Brady’s 2022 return to Tampa.

21 Responses to “Jason Licht: Bucs Haven’t Had Contract Talks With Tom Brady”

  1. Morgus the Magnificent Says:

    Joe, do you REALLY worry about a 46 year old QB in 2023? I don’t.
    Yes, because he’d likely be better than any other option. –Joe

  2. Dooley Says:

    Some of the questions asked during this presser are mind numbing, this was one of them Joe along with anything Jenna Laine asked

  3. Bucsfan13 Says:

    This just speaks to the greatness of Brady. People are really asking if a 45 yr QB should sign an extension. It makes no sense for him to sign one. At his age, it should be a year to year decision. He should be allowed that flexibility. The chances of Brady planning for another team next year is zero. It’s absolutely zero. He has no interest in learning a completely new offense. It took him almost a year to feel comfortable his first year in TB. He also has great control and chemistry with his skill players. That’s what he wants, and he’s gotten it here in TB. I’m just praying he doesn’t fall off the cliff this season. I’m having nightmares of Marino and Manning’s last season.

  4. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    Jenna Laine has to be near the bottom of all nfl reporters; and these redundant off season pressers and like a spoon when you eat a steak

  5. Pewter941 Says:

    Brady is really old, he probably wont play after this year.

  6. Letsbuccinggo Says:

    Nice to know if he may play in 2023 because this would be the year to trade Trask in this weak QB draft picks.

  7. Miller5252 Says:

    I don’t know, I feel like being a reporter would be a pain in the a$$ nowadays. Everyone has to be super careful of what you say because it can be out to the world in 20 seconds and then you’re answering more questions about your response. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t feel bad for the guys making millions getting asked these questions, but as a reporter I feel like you’d never get a straight answer unless they’re friends. And then, you can’t report anything anyways. Then jacka$$es like us want answers to everything right now since it’s the way reporting/stories works, even if it’s not real. Seems more like a pain then anything else, but I’m sure there’s a lot of good or the guys here wouldnt do it.

  8. GOB Says:

    I really doubt he’ll be a bucs next year. Remember, Tampa wasn’t his first choice. Getting him for three years was the most you could’ve hoped for. It’s either retirement or Miami. If he wants, I seriously believe he could play another two years beyond this one. Barring injury, his legs are still in good shape. That’s usually what ends it for these guys, they can still throw, but can’t move in the pocket.

  9. BUCman Says:

    Although Tom may have thought in January/February going to Miami was what he wanted to do I’m not so sure he would feel that way now. Since February the power scale has greatly shifted to the AFC. If he goes to Miami he’s got to beat out Buffalo & Allen just for the division. Then he still has to get past KC & Mahomes, DEN & Wilson, LAC & Herbert, LV & Carr, CIN & Burrow, CLE & Watson, BAL & Jackson, IND & Ryan, plus TEN. Staying in Tampa the division is nearly a lock with only GB & Rogers and LAR & Stafford to get past for a Superbowl appearance. SF is going to start essentially a rookie and DAL has gone backwards this off-season. Tom’s a smart guy! He knows the road Tampa will travel to reach the Superbowl is much smoother than the potholed filled road he would have to take with the Dolphins. If he chooses that road good luck but I don’t think it would end well for him if he does.

  10. Joe Says:

    but as a reporter I feel like you’d never get a straight answer unless they’re friends. And then, you can’t report anything anyways.

    Sort of summed up Joe’s job in two sentences. Some guys/press conferences are a complete waste of time for this very reason (hi Byron Leftwich). Some offer up genuine insight.

    Thankfully, the locker rooms are expected to be open this year. That helps a great deal.

  11. Deano Says:

    Letsbuccinggo you are wacked

  12. Bucsfan4ever Says:

    They haven’t had talks with Gronk either last I heard and he’s a more immediate concern.

  13. BUCman Says:

    Jenna Laine is a joke of a reporter! I think she’s more concerned with her fashion than anything else. The questions she asks clearly show her superficial knowledge of the game. I’m usually embarrassed as a fan when she asks the questions she does. Her twitter posts are more about her personally than the Bucs. When she interviews players she looks all starry-eyed like a nerdy freshman who bumped into the star QB in the hallway. When I’m looking for the latest Buc’s insider information she is definitely not the person I look to. Jenna, if you want to be a reporter I suggest you stay in your lane and report in a girls teenybopper magazine.

  14. sasquatch Says:

    If Brady wants to wait until next year to re-commit, that’s fine. If he doesn’t wanna be here and wants to go to Miami, that’s fine. If what he’s had here with this team and front office bending over backwards to make him happy, well, good luck elsewhere.

  15. Bush's Coke Spoon Says:

    Dusthty Rhothdes Says:
    “Jenna Laine has to be near the bottom of all nfl reporters…”

    She speaks in paragraphs when all she needed was a sentence. She is like a kid filling up her term paper with nonsense and redundancy to get the word count up, and earning a C for excess verbiage.

    She loves to hear herself speak.

  16. BUCman Says:

    Jenna Laine’s latest ESPN twitter news is…….wait for it……….wait for it……..wait for it……….Easter cookies decorating contest 😂😂😂😂 Good job Jenna! Once again bringing it strong with the breaking news!!!!
    So you don’t like Jenna but look for her Tweets. Odd. –Joe

  17. BUCman Says:

    Joe…… nothing odd about doing my homework to backup my story with facts. As I assume you do when making statements about things you dislike…….. Or do you 🤔

  18. Rod Munch Says:

    Brady said he’d play until he was 45… and he’s going to be 45.

    Brady might already know he’s not coming back again, but doesn’t want this to be a farewell tour, so its better to say nothing.

    Also Brady might just want to play out this year and see how things go without committing to next year.

    Again, keep in mind, NO ONE has ever even come close to doing what Brady has done at his age. Time does eventually catch up with everyone, and Brady will not be the exception. He might want to play out this year and just see how he feels without feeling like he’s under any obligation to play next year.

    Or maybe he knows he wants to go somewhere else next year. Who knows.

    But in any case, Brady gets what Brady wants, and if he doesn’t want to talk about next year, then leave him alone. I think the Bucs have done a great job of just letting things be, not trying to force Brady into any decisions, and likely that is why things have gone so well, so far.

  19. Alvafan Says:

    TB is a class act. I believe he has enjoyed his time in Tampa and truly likes the Glazers, BA, JL, his coaches and teammates. It’s not an act. If he’s retiring next year then I bet he’s told the appropriate people here and maybe that’s why Joe you’re getting the cryptic responses from JL. I’ll always be always be thankful for the memories he’s given to me and my boy. Kinda like Rhondie’ pick six against the Eagles. Memories that last forever and always make you feel good (:

  20. Bucsfan4ever Says:

    Honestly, I expected him to be washed up.
    Sometimes it’s good to be wrong.
    We’re favs in the NFC. No choking this year

  21. Gobucs Says:

    Sorry Joe but I think JL got it absolutely perfectly right! That’s exactly how TB should be treated. No pressure, we’re glad to have you… last thing we would want to do is put pressure on the situation… that would be mind numbingly stupid from a business perspective. Your approach could make him walk and we would all be clapping our hands and saying “good job Joe you got that one right!” All this talk and chatter about the dolphins etc is not helpful. It’s just bad press and sensational journalism to get people reading. Let’s stick to the facts….