Stephen A Smith responds to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by giving Tom Brady a contract extension (2:02)

TAMPA, Fla – Quarterback Tom Brady has reached a four-year contract extension agreement with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that invalidates a one-year extension, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The deal ties Brady to Tampa through the 2022 season

The move will save the buccaneers $ 19 million this year over the cap, sources said The extra invalid years are there to pay for it was another effort by Brady to keep as much of the team together as possible

On Friday morning, ahead of Brady’s new deal, the Bucs were down at $ 7756 million over the $ 182 cap of 5 million salaries after the franchise tag used wide receiver Chris Godwin and inside linebacker Lavonte David for an extension two years new contract

Like Brady’s deal, David’s contract includes invalid years, which the Bucs haven’t used in more than a decade, David counts only $ 3.5 million against the 2021 salary cap, despite being on a two-year contract worth $ 25 million has, since his contract spans three ineffective years. The downside of void years is that they will essentially be borrowing from the future.But they realize Brady’s window is small, even with an extra year on what was originally a two-year contract

“Tom is one of those people who understand that it takes a whole village to win,” said David on Friday. “It takes a team, a group of people to win football games just about team And I’ll do what I can, do whatever I can to hopefully get everyone back and do this thing all over again The bond we had, the bond we shared this year – it was like no other “

Brady’s deal gives the Bucs room to try and bring back full-back Shaq Barrett, who scored 40 bags in the postseason and led the NFL with 195 bags in 2019

But Barrett isn’t the only one the Bucs have to think about.Rob Gronkowski, Ndamukong Suh, Antonio Brown, kicker Ryan Succop and Leonard Fournette will be born on Jan. March free agents if no new deals can be made

In February, Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht said he and coach Bruce Arians would be “thrilled” if they could renew Brady

Brady, 43, had previously said his goal was to play until the age of 45, but said during Super Bowl week that he would now consider playing past 45, Brady will 44 years old for the next season, and if he sets a year on his deal, he’ll stay until he’s 45 Contracted Birthday The family will play an important role in determining if Brady actually plays beyond that

In his first season with the Buccaneers, Brady won his seventh Super Bowl title, defeating the Kansas City Chiefs in Tampa 31-9 in the first Super Bowl with a team playing in his home stadium, making him the first Bucs quarterback who has ever signed a second contract with the team

Also on Friday, the Bucs and inside linebacker Kevin Minter agreed on a one-year deal, a source that ESPN has confirmed

Minter was the captain of the team’s special team for 2020 and a key backup for Tampa Bay.He stood up for Devin White when White was put on the Reserve / COVID-19 list in week 17 and ended with 13 tackles on Minter also started on the spot of White in the wildcard victory of the Bucs in Washington

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World News – USA – Sources: Brady, Bucs agree to an extension of 4 years