Tom Brady modified his contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Will he continue to play?

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FILE - Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians talks to quarterback Tom Brady before the team's NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers on Jan. 9, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. Arians has decided to retire as coach of the Buccaneers and move into a front-office role with the team, it was announced Wednesday night, March 30. Arians, who will turn 70 this coming season, coached the Bucs to the Super Bowl title in the 2020 season - Tom Brady's first with Tampa Bay. (AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio, File)

With a retirement and a return to active play, changes in the team’s coaching staff, rumors of divorces and trades, and a huge change in the quarterback’s contract, the preseason for Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has been extremely eventful.

That latter point is what brings us together in this article, after the organization stated on Friday that Brady’s contract had been modified in order to increase the team’s salary cap space for the 2022 season.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the two sides have agreed that a portion of Tom Brady’s compensation this year will go toward performance bonuses and salary owed for the next several seasons, resulting in a $9 million plus salary space that is one of the lowest in the league.

This contract modification, which also leaves the quarterback as a free agent for the 2023 campaign, will allow the Bucs to sign some free agents that remain on the market, such as defensive end Ndamukong Suh, as well as to reach agreements with the next NFL Draft picks, which will begin on April 28.

Brady has agreed to make similar changes to his contracts with the Buccaneers before, so it’s not surprising to see this move by the veteran QB to improve the team that will lead the offense in the future season.

Tom Brady will not be at voluntary workouts

As expected, Tom Brady is not expected to join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ voluntary workouts until next June, when the organization’s mandatory three-day minicamp will take place.

This was confirmed Tuesday by the team’s general manager, Jason Litch, according to statements reported by the Tampa Bay Time. He made it clear that the quarterback has the experience to help the team and be on the same page as new head coach Todd Bowles, despite not attending practice at the AdventHealth Training Center.

“At this time it is voluntary. He is entering his 23rd season; he obviously knows how to take care of himself. During this voluntary part, I just know that he and Todd have had several conversations about it. So, there is nothing to worry about at all”.

Jason Litch on Tom Brady and his rapport with Todd Bowles
Tom Brady
FILE – Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians talks to quarterback Tom Brady before the team’s NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers on Jan. 9, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. Arians has decided to retire as coach of the Buccaneers and move into a front-office role with the team, it was announced Wednesday night, March 30. Arians, who will turn 70 this coming season, coached the Bucs to the Super Bowl title in the 2020 season – Tom Brady’s first with Tampa Bay. (AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio, File)

This will be Brady’s third season with the team, but the first without Bruce Arians as his head coach, since Arians was elevated from his role as defensive coordinator to a management position inside the company that promoted Bowles from his place as defensive coordinator.

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