New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady deserves all the money in the world, but once again he signed a team friendly deal.
Tom Brady and Tyrod Taylor don’t have a lot of things in common. One is an amazing quarterback while one is pretty terrible. The only similarity they have is the money they make. Brady was scheduled to make $15 million this season which is $300,000 short of Taylor’s salary for this year. The New England Patriots decided to give the face of their franchise a raise.
Brady now has a chance to make an extra $5 million due to the Patriots adding some performance-based incentives to his deal. The restructuring of Brady’s contract brings him closer to the going rate for a franchise quarterback.
Still Brady is taking a pay cut. This move is definitely a team friendly deal. Blake Bortles and Case Keenum are making a similar amount of money, and we can all agree Brady is a far superior quarterback.
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Throughout his career, Brady hasn’t been chasing the money. He has been loyal to the Patriots and has taken some pay cuts to allow the Patriots to acquire top talent.
Cause for concern?
An interesting thing about this deal is that it is a short-term fix. The Patriots could’ve signed Brady to a long-term deal. Drew Brees got a nice extension in the offseason and he hasn’t stated that he wants to play until 45 like Brady has.
I don’t think anyone would be against locking Brady up. You don’t want him to end up like Joe Montana. Brady deserves to be a Patriot for life. Seeing him in another jersey would be a travesty.
Maybe this is a sign that the days of Brady being quarterback in New England are shorter than we may think.
Once again Brady has shown that he is the ultimate teammate by not demanding a huge pay raise and making pennies compared to his true value to the team.