Tom Brady officially announced he is headed to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
For good measure, Brady, 42, included a picture of him signing his contract along with a social media post. It is a two-year deal worth $60 million, according to various reports.
“If there is one thing I have learned about football, it’s that nobody cares what you did last year or the year before that,’’ Brady wrote. “You earn the trust and respect of those around through your commitment every single day. I’m starting a new football journey and thankful for the Buccaneers for giving me an opportunity to do what I do.”
After winning six championships in nine Super Bowl appearances and three NFL MVPs over 20 years with the New England Patriots, Brady actually upgrades his supporting cast with the move. He will play with 1,000-yard receivers Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, tight ends O.J. Howard and Cameron Brate and running back Ronald Jones.
Brady only had one head coach and three offensive coordinators during his amazing run, but now he joins head coach Bruce Arians, whose aggressive downfield attack worked for Peyton Manning and Ben Roethlisberger.
“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,” 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.”