Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady has signed a 2-year extension to his contract with the team through the 2022 season.
Brady, who will be 44 in August, won his seventh Super Bowl in his first season with the Buccaneers– a 31-9 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV.
The longtime New England Patriot won a record six Super Bowls in 20 seasons before leaving Foxborough prior to the 2020 season. His latest contract will have Brady in Tampa at least until the age of 46. Another four years in the league and he’ll tie George Blanda as the oldest quarterback to ever play the game.
Blanda played for 26 years until the age of 48 when he retired as a member of the Oakland Raiders in 1975.
“In pursuit of 8…LFG @Buccaneers we’re keeping the band together,” Brady wrote on Twitter with an image of him signing the contract extension.
Brady ranks first in NFL in history in touchdown passes (581) and second to Drew Brees in passing yards (79,204).
He started all 20 games for the Buccaneers in 2020-21 and led them on a team-record eight-game winning streak that culminated in Super Bowl LV, where Tampa Bay became the first team ever to win the Super Bowl at their own home stadium.