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Yeah, I’m Gonna Have To Call You Back: Money Talks

Tom Brady Extension, the Patriots and their free agents, Deshaun Watson’s lawsuit.

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Tom Brady Saga Continues

If I could describe Tom Brady in one phrase, it would be ‘never satisfied’. The quarterback legend is coming off a 2021 Super bowl win and is in search for his eighth ring. Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers agreed on a 1-year contract extension with 3 voidable years. The money attached to his contract have yet the be released, but the extension is going to save $19 million on the salary cap this year.

This was Brady and the Buccaneers effort to focus on keeping and acquiring more offensive assets for the team to work with, rather than acquiring a single high contract player.

Tom Brady is not the only player in need of a deal. Rob Gronkowski is set to become a free agent if Tampa Bay can’t give him an extension. The loss of Rob Gronkowski would be a set-back that I don’t think the Buccaneers could easily bounce back from, so signing the tight end is imperative.

Bill Belichick in Full Swing

Do you think Bill Belichick was happy for Brady when he won Tampa Bay a Super bowl? I think his latest move speaks exactly to how he’s feeling with multiple free agent deals. Belichick had a retail therapy session signing. 13 free agent players to the New England Patriots. The team lacked in offensive assets last year, which is why they signed 5 players who are a mixture of wide receivers and tight ends.

The most notable was the team resigning of Cam Newton. The quarterback had 2,657 yards, 8 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions with the Patriots last year. His stats don’t reflect how painful he is to watch at times, but nevertheless the Patriots felt it would be a better option to grow with Newton for another year. The good thing about his 1 year, $13.6 million contract is that it does leave room for another quarterback option to come along.

Deshaun Watson Lawsuit

On Tuesday evening, Deshaun Watson took to Twitter to express his side of the story in an upcoming lawsuit filed against him.

The story has yet to be revealed in full detail, but the lawyer claims that Watson ‘went too far’ with a female masseuse. The Texans were unaware that a civil suit was being filed and found out when the public did via Watson’s Twitter release. Watson has never been accused of sexual assault before but listening to both sides of the story will be essential and a turning point in sexual assault allegation.

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