Here’s something that happened quietly on Wednesday at 4:00 PM ET.
Quarterback Tom Brady is a free agent again.
Because Brady did not sign a one-year dummy deal intended to spread his $35.1 million cap number for 2023 over two years, his contract with the Buccaneers expired. He is now a free agent.
That retirement letter he sent to the league and the NFL Players Association five weeks ago doesn’t seem to matter. He is now a free agent. He can sign with any team at any time. He can talk to any team at any time.
Doesn’t mean he will. But he certainly can.
His two potential destinations — the Dolphins and 49ers — have likely closed the door on Brady for most of 2023.
Has a verbal deal with another team Brady has been linked to (the Raiders) Jimmy Garoppolo that ain’t done yet.
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