Dec 25, 2022; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) reacts against the Arizona Cardinals in the first half at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady is $16,444 lighter in the pocket Saturday after the NFL fined him for unnecessary roughness for attempting to trip Dallas Cowboys safety Malik Hooker in last week’s NFL Wild Card Round.

NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport reported the news on Saturday.

Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady was fined $16,444 for unnecessary roughness for trying to trip Cowboys safety Malik Hooker on Monday night. [Bucs] Center Ryan Jensen was fined $8,333.33 for unnecessary roughness on the same play,” Rapoport tweeted.

The video below shows the play in question:

The Cowboys defeated the Buccaneers in that game, 31-14. Brady finished that game by completing 35 of his 66 passes for 351 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. Brady also surrendered two sacks for a loss of 17 yards on the day, as well.

The loss could be the final time we see Brady in a Buccaneers uniform. Many NFL insiders believe Brady will leave his second Super Bowl franchise in free agency, with his former New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and his new team, the Las Vegas Raiders, leading the mix for Brady’s services should he leave Tampa Bay.

Brady has yet to comment on his football future, with many reporters already saying the future Hall of Fame quarterback will take his time with the process.

[Ian Rapoport]