TAMPA, Fla. (WWSB/AP) - Days after saying his “football journey will take place elsewhere,” former New England Patriot quarterback Tom Brady signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The 42-year-old quarterback with six Super Bowl rings said on Instagram on Tuesday morning that he is leaving the New England Patriots. Friday, the Buccaneers announced Brady was joining the team.
A four-time Super Bowl Most Valuable Player and three-time league MVP, Brady has been the enduring face of the Patriots and the most-celebrated player of his generation.
Now, he will be leading the Buccaneers for his 21st pro season. The two-year deal is worth $30 million per season.
Even before it was official, there was an increased demand for Buccaneers tickets. Within hours of reports of the team closing in on a deal with Brady, the website selling season passes for 2020 showed more than 2,400 people in a queue waiting for an opportunity to make purchases.