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Brady extension has $18M per, $48M guaranteed

Posted on: September 9, 2010 10:09 pm
Edited on: September 9, 2010 11:28 pm
Posted by Will Brinson

Tom Brady's car crash this morning was certain to expedite his contract talks with the New England Patriots, given how bad the accident could actually have been. Sure enough, the Pats and Brady finalized an extension some time today.

The deal, announced by Sports Illustrated's Peter King at halftime of the Saints-Vikings game, will be official starting Friday and keep Brady on the Patriots roster until 2014.

"[Bob Kraft] wouldn't discuss terms with me," King said. "But I think it's safe to say that on a per-year basis, Tom Brady now becomes the highest-paid player in NFL history at about $19 million per year."

Dan Patrick and Tony Dungy immediately made the first point that came to my mind -- Brady won't last long in that spot, as Peyton Manning just figured out what the minimum amount of money is he'll be asking for.

Manning will have to shoot high though -- Clark Judge has some specifics on the contract. The new deal will pay Brady an average of $18 million over the next four years and  includes a whopping $48 million in guaranteed money.

You almost have to wonder just how close Brady and the Patriots were in their previous talks; as we'd noted, there were multiple reports earlier in the week that the two sides were close.

I ask that only because it's incredible negotiating luck to have your car get tattooed by a reckless Bostonian running a red light in their minivan, then walk away unscathed and right into a new extension that makes you the highest-paid player in the NFL.

Given Brady's career path though, anything less would actually be disappointing.

Update (10:23): Tom Curran notes that the "accident really shook" Brady up and the deal was signed this afternoon. Perhaps most importantly, it comes in at around $78 million in total money.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 10:39 pm

Brady extension has $18M per, $48M guaranteed

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Since: Nov 10, 2006
Posted on: September 9, 2010 11:46 pm

Brady extension has $18M per, $48M guaranteed

An addendum to Randy Moss.....please take notice.  The Patriots do pay their star players, but it means you are paid for the effort you put in.  No one works harder than Tom Brady and no one is more professional than him, never complaining. Randy, maybe you shoudl take a lesson from all of this, if you didn't quit on half the plays, you would have your extension next.  Now is the time to put up and shut up!  The Pats have so young receivers who look awfully good, and don't forget about Mr. Wes Welker whose heart is 10 times the size of yours.

Since: Nov 10, 2006
Posted on: September 9, 2010 11:41 pm

Brady extension has $18M per, $48M guaranteed

The only thing that disappoints me is that it wasn't for at least 5 years and more money, $20 million a year.  If ever any player deserved this payday it is Tom Brady.  Without him, there would not be almost a decade of sellouts, there would not be a new stadium, Robert Kraft would not be rolling in the money he now has, or the power he has in the NFL.  There would not be 5 trips to the AFC Championship, with 4 victories, or 4 Super Bowl appearances with 3 victories, and the first 16-0 regular season and the most consecutive wins (18) in any season.
Congratulations Tom, and all of New England is so thankful no one was seriously hurt this morning!

Since: Apr 29, 2007
Posted on: September 9, 2010 11:01 pm

Report: Tom Brady, Pats reach 4-year extension

It is great news although I dont think it was ever an issue. The media just needed something to write about. I think the real issure is Moss as hes starting his antics again with his mouth. The pats dont have patience with that kinda stuff and may just let  him walk. We shall see, I hope we keep him as long as he keeps a good attutude and works hard.

Since: Jan 10, 2007
Posted on: September 9, 2010 10:49 pm

Report: Tom Brady, Pats reach 4-year extension

Awesome news! Glad to see we locked this guy up and he'll most likely retire as a Patriots.

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