Tom Brady Gets Three Year Extension With The Patriots
Legendary quarterback Tom Brady has signed a three year extension with the New England Patriots. The contract was signed this Monday and according to unofficial sources is worth $27 million, saving the Patriots about $15 million that they needed to renegotiate or resign younger players.
Brady said that he wants to play for at least five more years for the Patriots.
The deal will earn him considerably less money than the previous four year contract of $72 million with $48 million guaranteed. Other star quarterbacks like Payton Manning or Drew Brees earn anywhere between $18 million and $20 million a season.
The three time Super Bowl winner said that he is determined to finish his career with the Patriots with whom he won the 2001, 2003 and 2004 Super Bowls and lost the final in 2007 and 2011.
In fact this may be one of the reasons behind him accepting the somewhat severe pay cut. The money saved will go into surrounding him with quality players so that he can bring a new title home for the Patriots.
Tom Brady has the NFL touchdown pass record for his 50 complete passes made in the 2007 season, where the New England Patriots went on a perfect 18-0 streak before losing the Super Bowl to the New York Giants.