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Tom Brady Officially Signs with Bucs



Tom Brady has officially signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after spending 20 years as the signal caller of the New England Patriots, according to ESPN’s Jenna Laine.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Brady’s new deal with the Bucs is for two years, although terms of the deal were not immediately available.

Brady officially announced the signing on Friday morning, on his official Instagram page.

Brady, 42, had been with the Patriots since 2001, and won six Super Bowl championships with the team. He will not play in the NFC South.

“Tom is a proven champion who has achieved greatness on the field because he demands the best out of himself and his teammates,” Bucs GM Jason Licht said in a statement. “I’ve known Tom since we drafted him in New England 20 years ago and through this process it became very clear that his desire to be a champion burns as strong today as it ever has. He possesses the type of rare natural leadership qualities that will immediately impact our entire organization.”

“Tom is the most successful quarterback in the history of our league, but what makes him so special is his ability to make those around him better,” Bucs coach Bruce Arians said in a statement. “I have had the privilege to work with some of the best passers in our game, and the characteristics they all possessed were the ability to lead and get the best out of their teammates. Tom is no different. He is a proven winner who will provide the leadership, accountability and work ethic necessary to lead us to our goal of winning another championship.”

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