It has been a couple of weeks since star quarterback Tom Brady decided to sign with the Tampa Buccaneers in free agency. That has opened up a new chapter to Brady‘s career where he will be playing for another franchise aside from the New England Patriots for the first time in the NFL. What has been brought into question has been his living situation now that he’s playing for the Buccaneers. With that in mind, Brady has decided to utilize Jeter’s luxurious home in Tampa Bay ahead of his first year with his new team.
Tom Brady joins the Buccaneers
Following months of anticipation for Brady’s free agency, he elected to head that route for the first time in his career.
The first step of that process saw him inform the Patriots that he wouldn’t be returning to the team for another season, which surprised many despite the writing being on the wall for weeks. That opened the door for him to find his next landing spot that led to Tampa Bay becoming the logical choice for Brady as they offered what best suited his desires.
The 42-year-old factored in his family heavily into his decision as they were the team was closest to his son from a previous relationship, who is located in the New York area. Meanwhile, he was impressed by the Buccaneers roster that includes several high-impact players offensively that he can work with next season and potentially beyond that.
With that settled, the next question concerned his living situation while he played in Tampa Bay.
Tom Brady moving into Derek Jeter’s mansion
With Tom Brady deciding to join the Buccaneers, it has put into focus a personal life question for him concerning where he will live while he’s playing with the team.
That is something that he has quickly taken care of as Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times is reporting that Brady and his family will be renting Hall of Famer Derek Jeter’s $7 million home in Tampa Bay.
Brady has arrived in Tampa Bay and is in the process of moving his family into the sprawling, 30,000-square foot mansion on Davis Islands built by Yankees Hall of Fame shortstop Derek Jeter, the Tampa Bay Times has confirmed. The home, which they are renting, features seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, an entertainment room and billiards room that wraps around a pool with two boat lifts providing access to Tampa Bay.
Jeter has a home in the area likely due to being an owner of the Miami Marlins, which works out well for Brady as he ventures into his new situation. The decision to rent rather than buy a home makes it clear that this isn’t a permanent move for him and his family.
Brady still has a home in Massachusetts while it maintains his flexibility on and off the field when his finishes contract with the Buccaneers. The team has already voiced that they hope he will play beyond his current contract, which will become a more prevalent situation once it reaches that point.
Tom Brady’s early moves with Buccaneers
Beyond settling into his new living situation in Tampa Bay in a luxurious home, Brady has taken other essential initial steps since his decision.
The star quarterback has already reached out to his teammates to begin building that bond off the field. That will be crucial ahead of the 2020 season as Brady will have a significant adjustment playing with an entirely new group of players for the first time in his career since his rookie campaign.
It adds to the optimistic buzz around the Buccaneers, who could be in store for a promising season.