The announcement that Tom Brady will return to the Patriots sends a ripple effect through the Buccaneers' free agent market. The team was in the market for a new quarterback‚ but the fact that Brady is returning will make it easier to sign other free agents. It could also result in the re-signing of free agents like Rob Gronkowski. In addition to Gronkowski‚ the Buccaneers have also signed wide receiver Chris Godwin. While most players would have tested the free agency market after retiring‚ some of the Brady players who had played under the former Patriots star would have returned to the team now. That means that many players who were in line for free agents may re-sign with the Buccaneers. Among those players is Rob Gronkowski‚ The GOAT's big partner. But Gronkowski hasn't yet made a decision on his future‚ so it's not too early to speak to him. The second free agent domino fell after Brady's news broke.
The Buccaneers signed Mike Jensen to a three-year deal‚ which will keep him in the team's organization until 2022. Another player who landed with the Buccaneers was center Ryan Jensen. Despite the fact that the Buccaneers don't have a huge cap space‚ the team took a team-friendly approach with the quarterback.
As others have reported, center Ryan Jensen's new deal with Bucs is three years, $39 million, including $23 million fully guaranteed. Nice bump from the $10.5m per year on his last deal. Tom Brady has his center back. — Greg Auman (@gregauman) March 14, 2022
These past two months I’ve realized my place is still on the field and not in the stands. That time will come. But it’s not now. I love my teammates, and I love my supportive family. They make it all possible. I’m coming back for my 23rd season in Tampa. Unfinished business LFG pic.twitter.com/U0yhRKVKVm — Tom Brady (@TomBrady) March 13, 2022