The Buccaneers are full steam ahead in their efforts of retaining most of the roster from 2020. Part of that effort is restructuring contracts, including veteran quarterback Tom Brady.
According to Josina Anderson, both Brady and the Bucs are close to restructuring his $50-million contract he signed last March.
I'm told the #Bucs are 'getting closer' to reworking Tom Brady's contract, per source. Tom Brady will be 44 in August. Brady has said he'd 'consider' playing beyond 45 years old.— IG: JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 6, 2021
From what I heard, the team has a fairly ambitious list of their own guys to work through keeping. Will be interesting to watch the cap gymnastics play out for that endeavor and to see how much- the final structure on Brady's reworked deal aids the team's ability to do that too. https://t.co/l45B3AGK61— IG: JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 6, 2021
It won’t just end there, though. The Buccaneers need to make a lot of room to bring back their core. Wide receiver Mike Evans was initially said to have offered to restructure his contract to help out as well.
Recently, head coach Bruce Arians was asked about players restructuring and their willingness to do so.
“I think we have a number of guys that would restructure if needed to be just to help the rest of the guys out,” Arians said. “Nobody’s giving up money. That’s one thing for sure. They’re just pushing it in a different direction to help the cap. We’re in great shape. Jason [Licht] and Mike Greenberg have done a great job of keeping us in a great spot that way. It always comes down to dollars and cents, but it also comes down to fit. Guys know where they fit and I think all these guys know they fit here. We’ll get the dollars right and hopefully keep this core together.”