The Tampa Bay Buccaneers moved to keep their Super Bowl roster together on Friday with the renewal of running back Leonard Fournette, and Tom Brady took to Twitter to celebrate.
Fournette and the Bucs agreed to a one-year, $ 3.25 million contract on Friday, with the possibility of earning up to $ 4 million in incentives, and with that Tampa signed all 22 offensive and defensive starters from its champion team.
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Brady responded to the news with a tweet revealing his excitement for the 2021 season.
The deal is not official yet, but Fournette posted a tweet on Friday apparently confirming the news.
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The Bucs are the first team to prevent all of their offensive and defensive starters from winning the Super Bowl since the 1977 Raiders, according to The Tampa Bay Times.
Brady signed a contract extension earlier this month that will keep him playing with the Bucs through the 2022 season. He initially signed a $ 50 million deal in March 2020, but the organization made it clear after the Super Bowl that they wanted to keep him while. was willing to play.
Bucs general manager Jason Licht said Friday during an appearance on SiriusXM’s NFL radio that he is “beyond excited.”
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“You know what you have, you know what your players are, you know what they are capable of and there is no trial and error with them,” he said. “You’re jumping right where you left off, so that’s huge.”