NFL: Quarterback Tom Brady agrees extension with Super Bowl champion Tampa Buccaneers through 2022

Veteran quarterback and Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady has agreed a deal to extend his contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers through the 2022 season.

Brady led the Buccaneers to their second Super Bowl title in his first season with the club last month when they beat defending champions Kansas City Chiefs, with the 43-year-old securing a record-extending seventh championship ring in the process.

ESPN said the new deal voided a one-year extension and saved the Buccaneers US$19million against the salary cap.

Brady, who won six Super Bowls in 20 seasons with the New England Patriots, left the franchise before signing a two-year, US$50million contract with the Bucs last year.

Widely considered to be the greatest quarterback of all time, Brady said last month that he had no plans to retire while he was still physically fit.

"I think next year's going to be a lot better than this year," he said before the Super Bowl.

"I feel like I'll be in a much better place mentally. I'm going to train a lot better this year. Physically, next year I'll be in a better place."