Former head coach Bruce Arians and an “unnamed Bucs team source”, per JoeBucsFan.com, expressed confidence of Brady possibly staying with the Bucs for 2023. That’s the same year when the Bucs will wear creamsicle throwback uniforms again. Brady also becomes a free agent in 2023, which means the Bucs will need to find a way to sign him amid a $49 million deficit in salary cap space, per Spotrac.
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“He loves it here,” former Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians told Ira Kaufman of JoeBucsFan.com. “He loves his teammates, his coaches and the organization. If he decides to play next season, I think it will be with the Buccaneers.”
The “unnamed Bucs team source”, in talking with JoeBucsFan.com, shared similar sentiments about Brady’s dedication to the franchise.
“Everybody here knows Brady is one year at a time, but what you see every day is a guy who acts like he wants to keep playing,” the source said. “This is his team, and the team loves him. He’s heavily invested in many ways. It’s hard to imagine he’d find a better situation with another franchise. And he’s been playing great for three years.”
Brady Hasn’t Regressed
Brady hasn’t dropped off this season amid a 5-5 start. He has 2,805 yards passing, 12 touchdowns versus two interceptions, a 66% completion percentage, and a 91.9 passer rating. He ranks second in passing yards and has the fewest interceptions among starting quarterbacks. He also throws the ball more than any starting quarterback with a league-high 427 attempts.
Tom Brady on if he has any regrets about ending his retirement after 40 days this off-season. “Zero. No. Definitely not.” pic.twitter.com/Zw57r4EQ6y
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“In practice, even in quarterback drills, he’s over there competing to win the damn drills every day,” Arians told The Athletic’s Dan Pompei. “I still spend a lot of time with him, but not as much probably as I used to. In a week, we maybe spend an hour talking about football and another hour talking about …read more