Tom Brady is leaving the New England Patriots to join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The 42-year-old quarterback with six Super Bowl titles said in an Twitter post Tuesday morning that he won’t play for the Patriots in 2020, a team he played his entire career for.
“Although my football journey will take place elsewhere,I appreciate everything that we have achieved and am grateful for our incredible TEAM accomplishments,” Brady wrote in his post.
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For the first time in his career, Brady was a free agent and had the ability to agree to contract terms with any NFL team he wants.
The league’s free agency period begins on Wednesday, but Brady can negotiate deals with teams in the interim. All reports indicate that Tom Brady has chosen to sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Brady is a four-time Super Bowl Most Valuable Player, 17-time AFC East champion, and a three-time NFL MVP. Brady has been the face of the Patriots and widely accepted as one of the greatest football players who have ever lived.
New England Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft and Head Coach Bill Belichick released statements thanking Brady for his time with the organization.
Brady made $235,166,804 over 20 years with the Patriots, according to Spotrac.
ESPN DIS, -1.56% was the first to report Brady would be headed to Tampa Bay.