Former New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has reached an settlement in precept to signal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in response to a number of sources.

The Bucs seem to have gained the race to signal the six-time Super Bowl winner, with a deal within the area of $30m (£25m) per yr understood to have been agreed.

After saying his departure from the Patriots on social media earlier on Tuesday, Brady’s probably locations had been thought-about to be the Bucs and the Los Angeles Chargers, who’re looking for to exchange Philip Rivers after he agreed a one-year deal with the Indianapolis Colts.

But after NFL Media’s Jim Trotter revealed that the Chargers believed they had been out of the operating, varied sources have reported a deal between Brady and the Bucs is all however accomplished.

“With the Chargers out of the running, the Bucs offer to QB Tom Brady is believed to be roughly $30M per year,” the NFL Network‘s Ian Rapoport tweeted. “They are the one identified workforce to make a proposal.

“Tampa Bay has been assured all day and for good motive.

“To be clear: Former Patriots QB Tom Brady has an agreement in principle to join the Bucs, source said. It is believed to be roughly $30M per year.”

The transfer would mark a brand new period for the 42-year-old following 20 years in New England whereas elevating additional doubts over Jameis Winston’s future in Tampa.

Brady introduced his departure on social media on Tuesday, thanking the Patriots and revealing his soccer journey would ‘happen elsewhere’.

“To all my team-mates, coaches, executives and staff, Coach Belichick, RKK and the Kraft family and the entire organisation… I couldn’t be the man I am today without the relationships you have allowed me to build with you,” he wrote.

“Our workforce has all the time set an awesome commonplace in professional sports activities and I know it is going to proceed to just do that. Although my soccer journey will happen elsewhere, I respect all the pieces that we now have achieved and am grateful for our unimaginable TEAM accomplishments.

“MA (Massachusetts) has been my dwelling for 20 years. It has really been the happiest twenty years I might have envisioned in my life and I don’t have anything however love and gratitude for my time in New England.

“The support has been overwhelming – I wish every player could experience it. I can’t thank you enough for the support of our team. The packed training camps and sold-out stadiums are mostly the victory parades. I have been so blessed to share them with you all.”

Brady, who was drafted out of Michigan at 199 total on the 2000 NFL Draft, has lifted the Vince Lombardi Trophy on six out of 9 profession journeys to the Super Bowl, the newest being in 2018 with victory over the Los Angeles Rams.

The three-time league MVP endured a troublesome yr throwing to a depleted receiver corps in 2019, ending with 4,057 passing yards and 24 touchdowns earlier than discovering himself a part of the Patriots’ earliest playoff exit in 10 years by the hands of the Tennessee Titans throughout wildcard weekend.

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