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Robert Kraft: Brady deal is done

Tom Brady’s day had a scary start, but it’s going to have have a happy ending.

Peter King reported during NBC’s halftime show that the Patriots have finalized a four-year contract extension with Tom Brady that runs through 2014.  The information comes directly from Patriots owner Robert Kraft. 

Kraft and King didn’t discuss contract terms, but King says it’s “safe to say” Brady is now the league’s highest paid play averaging roughly $19 million a year.

The deal will be official on Friday when the Patriots file paperwork with league office in New York.

Not a bad way for Brady — not to mention the league — to start the season.

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36 Responses to “Robert Kraft: Brady deal is done”
  1. deymond says: Sep 9, 2010 10:21 PM

    You got scooped, chump! I thought maybe they’d tell you so you could have a story ready to post, but I guess they kept you in the dark.

  2. JoeSixPack says: Sep 9, 2010 10:23 PM

    Look for Peyton Manning to demand $.01 more.
    That’s why there’s been so little attention to the Manning situation… everyone knows his ego dictates that Brady’s deal get done first.
    But back to the point – glad this deal got done.

  3. BostonTim says: Sep 9, 2010 10:24 PM

    Pretty sure King said he had no news of the actual figures but speculated it was around 19 a year….When did “Kraft” say the deal would make Brady the highest paid player???

  4. snakeman40 says: Sep 9, 2010 10:25 PM

    “Tom Brady’s day had a scary start, but it’s going to have have a happy ending”
    Is he getting a Chinese massage later tonight?

  5. jas7n says: Sep 9, 2010 10:26 PM

    “Kraft says Brady is now the highest paid quarterback in NFL history with an average of $19 million.”
    that’s not true. it’s actually sort of a lie. Peter King said specifically that Kraft WOULD NOT TALK ABOUT TERMS. King said that HE felt it was “safe to say” Brady will become the highest paid player with around $19 mil/year. obviously King based that number on something said/unsaid or answered/unanswered by Kraft but that’s still IMMENSLY different from King quoting Kraft as saying $19 mil.
    i said all that to say, STOP LYIN’ … at least when millions of people just saw the same report you did.

  6. Schatt Maub says: Sep 9, 2010 10:27 PM

    Brady is the highest paid play, huh? Not a betting man myself, but I’ll give it a shot.

  7. Marcinik07 says: Sep 9, 2010 10:27 PM

    ok

  8. downwithdansnyder says: Sep 9, 2010 10:29 PM

    Assuming he played all 16 regular season games and they averaged 50% time of possesion. That is 480 minutes of offensive game action. At $19M per year that is almost $40,000 per MINUTE of game time that he’s on the field for offense. WOW

  9. cbatchel says: Sep 9, 2010 10:30 PM

    Kraft- ” Uh Tom we put a stipulation in your contract, you must cut your hair because you look like a gay homo”
    Brady- ” OK Robert, sorry I was just trying to look like my idol Justin Beiber”

  10. pappyschmiel says: Sep 9, 2010 10:30 PM

    This is wonderful. Everyone knew Bob Kraft would take care of his “son” Tom, especially after the rough day he had with his car accident!

  11. JoeSixPack says: Sep 9, 2010 10:31 PM

    What’s the over/under on how long it takes the warped Patriots haters to back to asserting that Bob Kraft and the Patriots are cheap?

  12. oldschool says: Sep 9, 2010 10:33 PM

    Giselle will surely give him a happy ending tonight also. { i bet at least ten commenters say this}

  13. LPH says: Sep 9, 2010 10:35 PM

    This is a tough pill to swallow for the Patriot-hating media guys in the Boston area — Ron Borges, Michael Felger and Tony Mazzarotti. They can now concentrate their hatred on Randy Moss.

  14. patsfanlisa says: Sep 9, 2010 10:39 PM

    downwithdansnyder says:
    September 9, 2010 10:29 PM
    Assuming he played all 16 regular season games and they averaged 50% time of possesion. That is 480 minutes of offensive game action. At $19M per year that is almost $40,000 per MINUTE of game time that he’s on the field for offense. WOW
    __________________________________
    And your point? How much is Haynesworth’s lazy ass per minute?

  15. JoeSixPack says: Sep 9, 2010 10:40 PM

    Highest paid player in the history of the NFL and that’s still about 1/5th of what his wife makes.
    Seems like sex sells better than football

  16. In & Out Burger says: Sep 9, 2010 10:44 PM

    Never any doubt about this one (except for the geniuses on this site).

  17. BP says: Sep 9, 2010 10:47 PM

    Brady and the Pats could care less about idiotic titles like “the highest paid player”. They care about Super Bowl titles. Speaking of which they have not captured one since 2004. Time to set aside nonsense and get down to the real business at hand. I’m sure Brady is happy with his contract, despite whatever the Forehead ends up getting, and Pat’s fans are glad to have him.

  18. BernardPollardIsAnAss says: Sep 9, 2010 10:48 PM

    SWEET!!

  19. LongGoneF|orio says: Sep 9, 2010 10:52 PM

    I’m a short stubby freak with a small, cone-shaped head, a hard-core unibrow, buck teeth and a massively wrinkled forehead. I also ride the short bus to school. I have and IQ slightly above that of room-temperature butter. I’m LongGoneF|orio!(formerly JuanGoneFlorio, YawnFlorio, formely, formerly CornFlorio). Pats suck! ha ha. LMFAO!

  20. Kate773 says: Sep 9, 2010 10:53 PM

    Thank god. Can we stop with the “Brady wants to go home to CA” crap?

  21. Simdogga77 says: Sep 9, 2010 10:56 PM

    Worth every cent!

  22. Terrell Blowens says: Sep 9, 2010 10:58 PM

    @JoeSixPack
    Peyton Manning is better, that’s why he’s getting a bigger deal. If Brady hadn’t torn his ACL he probably would be the best, and I fully expect him to have a bounce-back year, but as of now, Peyton deserves a bigger contract than Brady

  23. justintime says: Sep 9, 2010 11:06 PM

    Sort of puts a damper on the whole, “Brady and the team are on the outs” party you’ve been throwing all summer. But nah, baseless speculation is fine, carry on.

  24. nuclearwarfare says: Sep 9, 2010 11:20 PM

    I don’t know about you guys, but I certainly didn’t lose any sleep worrying about Tom Brady getting a deal done with the Patriots.

  25. rkell21 says: Sep 9, 2010 11:20 PM

    Mike Wise just reported its gonna be 5 years.

  26. King10 says: Sep 9, 2010 11:27 PM

    Rock and roll…..go Pats!

  27. Meat Tuperello says: Sep 9, 2010 11:34 PM

    Kate,
    It is Brady wants to go homo in CA.

  28. CowboysFansAreAllBandwagonFans says: Sep 9, 2010 11:38 PM

    BP says:
    September 9, 2010 10:47 PM
    Brady and the Pats could care less about idiotic titles like “the highest paid player”. They care about Super Bowl titles. Speaking of which they have not captured one since 2004. Time to set aside nonsense and get down to the real business at hand.
    ——-
    Actually… the Pats have won ANY yet.
    Cheating doesn’t count.

  29. BCGreg says: Sep 9, 2010 11:44 PM

    Wait. I thought he was holding out. This is his last year in NE. He’s unhappy. The Patriots don’t pay. Oh no.
    Dumb asses.

  30. Stone says: Sep 9, 2010 11:56 PM

    They timed the release nicely. During the opening regular season game, no other sports on tv, halftime captive audience. Fantastic.

  31. LanMan says: Sep 9, 2010 11:59 PM

    I look at the Manning/Brady thing like Spock and Kirk. Manning is a great QB and tactician, but something is missing. Brady is a great QB, and he has “it,” whatever that is, that makes him able to handle the “highly illogical” situations better. Manning is Spock. Brady is Captain Kirk, and of course, the Captain gets the moon babes too.

  32. prophet of the light says: Sep 10, 2010 12:03 AM

    If this deal doesn’t alter this year’s salary, then he will make 22 a year for the next 3 years.

  33. Anti Viking says: Sep 10, 2010 12:29 AM

    So, the Vikings lose, and PFT hasn’t written a story on how bad they SUCKED ASS?!!
    hahahahahaha — Gotta Love It –

  34. BigBear123 says: Sep 10, 2010 3:10 AM

    What about Moss?

  35. EverybodyGotAIDS says: Sep 10, 2010 9:20 AM

    CowboysFansAreAllBandwagonFans says:
    September 9, 2010 11:38 PM
    BP says:
    September 9, 2010 10:47 PM
    Actually… the Pats have won ANY yet.
    Cheating doesn’t count.
    __________________
    I can feel your judgemental stare.
    ….it feels good.

  36. JoeSixPack says: Sep 10, 2010 10:52 AM

    @ Terrell Blowens
    Oh – sorry, I didn’t know the jury had come back in to declare that Peyton Manning is a better QB than Brady.
    That must be why Peyton Manning has more Super Bowl rings than Brady… hey, wait a minute….
    Of course I find the whole “who’s the better QB” debate silly. If winning counts the most it’s Brady, hands down.
    But if you want to compare them side by side then it’s probably a tie between two of the greatest QBs to ever play the game. I’d say they are both great and leave it at that.
    Brady has graciously taken less money in the past to help his team be better – which has probably helped him gain more Super Bowl rings than Manning who always seems to demand that he be the top paid QB.
    I predict Manning will make the same demand again – though it would be refreshing to see Manning step up to the plate and do what Brady’s done in the past, putting the team before his own ego and need to be the top paid player.

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