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Report: Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers agree on deal in principle

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In this Jan. 22, 2012, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) warms up before the AFC Championship NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Foxborough, Mass.

Associated Press

Former New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is heading to Tampa Bay, according to a report from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Rapoport reported that the deal will net Brady roughly $30 million per year. The contract’s length has not been reported yet.

Brady, who is 42 years old, will play for a team other than the Patriots for the first time in his career. Brady spent 20 seasons with New England, playing in 285 games for the Patriots, throwing for 541 touchdowns and 74,571 yards. Last season, Brady’s production took a hit as he posted an 88 quarterback rating, his lowest since the 2013 season. The Patriots were bounced in the wild card round of the 2019 playoffs by the Tennessee Titans.

Brady, who has won three NFL MVPs and is considered one of the NFL’s greatest players ever, will be paired up with wide receiver threats Chris Godwin and Mike Evans. Last season, Godwin had 1,333 receiving yards and nine touchdowns, while Evans had 1,157 receiving yards and eight touchdowns.

The six-time Super Bowl champion quarterback announced Tuesday morning that he was leaving the New England Patriots.