After winning his seventh Super Bowl, Tom Brady's NFL career seems poised to extend beyond the two seasons for which he's signed in Tampa Bay.
As such, the question is already being posed to Tampa general manager Jason Licht whether he's considering an extension for the G.O.A.T.
"That's a possibility," Licht said. "He certainly didn't look like he slowed down any this year. So, that's a possibility. We'll have to see how that goes.
"I talk to Tom often. Probably keep that under wraps, right now. It appears that he really had a good time this year, winning the Super Bowl. Likes our organization, likes our coaches, likes our head coach and ownership. And we certainly love him. Usually when you have those things going for each ... it's a match made in happen, so we'd like to keep this going."
Licht reiterated Wednesday his desire for Brady to stay.
"We would love to have Tom play here, I can speak for [head coach] Bruce [Arians] I think, as long as he continues to want to play. If that comes to fruition at some point, then we'd be elated," Licht told reporters, via NFL Network's James Palmer. "I'd like to keep those conversations private that we have right now."
Brady certainly seemed to enjoy himself this season in Tampa, but many factors, including his desire to play past 45 years old, will dictate the future. Brady also could decide he wants to check out free agency once again next year after enjoying his first foray on the open market.
TB12 is set to earn $25 million this season, with a cap number of $28.375 million. With a slew of Bucs players headed to free agency, it's possible that Tampa could use an extension to not only keep the QB in town beyond this season but also to free up cap space in the short term in order to make a run at Brady's eighth Lombardi.