• Tom Brady is returning to the NFL with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • The Buccaneers are currently limited when it comes to their cap space
  • Free agency will begin on Wednesday, March 16

Widely regarded as the greatest quarterback of all time, Tampa Bay Buccaneers play-caller Tom Brady announced that he will be returning to the field.

Brady made the revelation on his personal Instagram account, claiming that he and the Bucs “have unfinished business” to take care of.

“These past two months, I have realized my place is still on the field and not in the stands. That time will come. But it’s not now... I’m coming back for my 23rd season in Tampa. We have unfinished business,” the winningest quarterback in league history wrote.

Late last month, rumors emerged that Brady was heavily considering coming out of retirement to chase after another Super Bowl ring, with an insider claiming that he was “interested in joining a team who are close to winning a Super Bowl, like the San Francisco 49ers.”

However, the seven-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback explicitly stated that he is staying in Tampa Bay for another go around and there are massive decisions that the franchise must make quickly about their roster.

The Athletic’s Greg Auman explained in a series of Twitter posts that Brady’s return is going to be a major challenge for the Buccaneers.

“Tom Brady had a deferred bonus of $15 million due to him last month before he retired. Assuming that will be paid now with him back, it complicates the Bucs' already tight salary-cap situation. Bucs could (again) add another year to his contract to free up cap flexibility,” Auman bared.

A user then asked Auman how the team will be handling free agency, and the longtime reporter for the Buccaneers explained that it is very likely players will be enticed to sign extensions in order to free up cap space for this season--especially with Brady unretiring.

The Buccaneers have limited cap space to work with even before Brady announced his return and will need to find a way to bring them back.

His return almost assuredly means that the Buccaneers are going all in this offseason to build a worthy contender around him in the hopes of getting their second Super Bowl title with Brady under center.

NFL free agency begins on Wednesday, March 16, and time is of the essence for general manager Jason Licht and the rest of the Buccaneers front office to solve their cap space issues quickly.