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In 2010, Tom Brady brings home more bacon than Bundchen

We pointed out back in May that Tom Brady’s $3.5 million base salary for 2010 paled in comparison to the $25 million earned by his wife from June 2009 through June 2010.

For the full year of 2010, Brady will now see Gisele Bundchen’s $25 million, and raise her by more than $1 million.

Per a league source, Brady will earn $26.5 million over the balance of the year, via a $16 million signing bonus, a $7 million base salary, and a $3 million roster bonus.  (The roster bonus carried over from the prior deal, since it was paid on the first day of the league year.)

(Mike Reiss had most of the numbers earlier this week.)

Factoring in a $4 million salary advance (because he really needs the money, apparently), Brady’s total pay from September to early January exceeds $30 million.

In 2011, Brady will earn a base salary of $5.75 million and a roster bonus of $4 million.  The base salary is guaranteed for injury and it becomes guaranteed for skill if Brady is on the roster for the final game of the 2010 regular season.  There’s also an oddly-specific workout bonus of $257,280.

In 2012, Brady’s salary again will be $5.75 million, and it again will be guaranteed for skill if he’s on the roster for the final game of 2011.  The roster bonus moves to $6 million, and the oddly-specific roster bonus increases to $258,120.

For 2013, a base salary of $9.75 million becomes guaranteed for skill if Brady is on the roster for the final game of the 2012 season.  There’s a $5 million roster bonus, and the oddly-specific roster bonus remains $258,120.

Identical numbers apply in 2014, the final year of the five-year contract.

So the guarantee upon signing was $23.5 million, given that the non-guaranteed base salary of $7.5 million became guaranteed as soon as the 2010 regular season began.  (Arguably, it’s $27.5 million, since the $4 million salary advance has migrated into Brady’s pocket and likely won’t be paid back.) 

In Week 17 of the 2010 season, another $5.75 million becomes guaranteed, but only for skill.  In Week 17 of the 2011 season, another $5.75 million becomes guaranteed, but only for skill.  In Week 17 of the 2012 season, another $9.75 million becomes guaranteed, but only for skill.  In Week 17 of the 2013 season, another $9.75 million becomes guaranteed, but only for skill.     
So even though he may earn every dime under his new five-year deal, Brady’s contract simply doesn’t guarantee $48.5 million upon signing.  And, surprisingly, that makes Brady’s deal a lot like Sam Bradford’s deal.  Bradford received roughly $25 million guaranteed upon signing, and the rest of it won’t kick in until he takes at least 35 percent of the 2010 snaps and has his 2011 option bonus exercised.  For Brady, he needs to continue to play at a high level for the four full seasons to trigger all of his supposed guarantees.

Though it’s likely that he will, it’s really not a guarantee if a guy has to keep playing well in order to eventually guarantee it.

Bottom line?  Even fluffy-haired franchise quarterbacks get contracts full of fluff.

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47 Responses to “In 2010, Tom Brady brings home more bacon than Bundchen”
  1. FireFlorio says: Sep 17, 2010 7:20 AM

    Only you could find a way to make me NOT interested in Tom Brady’s earnings Florio. Congrats on wasting what looks like hours of your time……..and wasting 5 minutes of mine……

  2. mnoise says: Sep 17, 2010 7:24 AM

    I’d still rather have Bundchen bacon!
    I mean she’s got some hot sisters right? C’mon baby hook a brotha up!!

  3. Switch1 says: Sep 17, 2010 7:40 AM

    So what, How’s is this Football news, or why would hard working normal Americans care what super rich people make. Does nothing for me. stick to the Enquire

  4. shallowfan says: Sep 17, 2010 7:42 AM

    yeah…sounds pretty fluffy to me…
    didn’t i just read an article about poverty levels in the country somewhere? weird…

  5. SomeFans says: Sep 17, 2010 7:43 AM

    She’s getting old… for a model anyway. Maybe now he’ll get his balls back?

  6. tropicalbamboo says: Sep 17, 2010 7:45 AM

    Brady has endorsement deals, doesn’t he? If you’re comparing his earnings to his wife’s, shouldn’t those figures be added to his annual earnings?

  7. JimmySmith says: Sep 17, 2010 7:50 AM

    That’s a lot of money to pay a guy that won all of his Superbowls during the “Matt Walsh Era”
    Unless Bellicheat has this microphone on the Center worked strictly to the Pat’s advantage, its hard to see where the payoff is.

  8. ScottieC says: Sep 17, 2010 7:50 AM

    Bottom Bottom line? Even Fluffy-Haired Model Marrying 3 Time Super Bowl Champion, 2 Time Super Bowl MVP, 1 Time League MVP and HOF Lock gets paid.

  9. BernardPollardIsAnAss says: Sep 17, 2010 8:02 AM

    Who cares? He gets to give her “the bacon” and that is all that really matters. Well done Tom. You’re living the dream.

  10. I Am Spartacus says: Sep 17, 2010 8:05 AM

    Factoring in a $4 million salary advance (because he really needs the money, apparently)

    Expiring tax cuts. This move will probably save him over a million bucks in taxes.

  11. Klutch says: Sep 17, 2010 8:07 AM

    Obama is gonna be coming after you Brady, count on it.

  12. GRpatriot says: Sep 17, 2010 8:14 AM

    Who deserves it more? Brady has proven what he can do!

  13. TheDPR says: Sep 17, 2010 8:22 AM

    I’m proud to say I know nothing about the clothing, fashion, or modeling business. Therefore, I have to ask: How does a model make that kind of money?

  14. Tombradysbaby says: Sep 17, 2010 8:33 AM

    At least Brady has proven that he’s worth the contract. WTF has Bradford done? Rookie deals are killing the NFL.

  15. MACHINE GUN IBIZA says: Sep 17, 2010 8:34 AM

    Not to mention his free Audis…….

  16. MACHINE GUN IBIZA says: Sep 17, 2010 8:35 AM

    # Klutch says: September 17, 2010 8:07 AM
    Obama is gonna be coming after you Brady, count on it.
    ——————-
    Lets hope so! The tax rates on the mega rich in this country are a joke. They need to be adjusted back to where they were back in the 50′s and 60′s.

  17. CaptainObvious says: Sep 17, 2010 8:36 AM

    Good for Tommy. And to his credit, he leads her in the bastard children department too.

  18. Outlaw Jersey Whales says: Sep 17, 2010 8:43 AM

    GRpatriot says:
    September 17, 2010 8:14 AM
    Who deserves it more? Brady has proven what he can do!
    ————————————————–
    Well, so has she!
    Perhaps you haven’t seen her Academy Award winning performance in “The Devil Wears Prada”!
    Or “Split Beaver Fever”!
    Or SBF II!
    Or III!
    Or XLI!
    Etc.

  19. EverybodyGotAIDS says: Sep 17, 2010 8:44 AM

    TheDPR, I’d assume they get paid to put on some clothing designer’s clothes and have their picture taken. Otherwise, I don’t think someone could be a “professional model”

  20. Duan says: Sep 17, 2010 8:52 AM

    @mnoise says:
    September 17, 2010 7:24 AM
    I’d still rather have Bundchen bacon!
    I mean she’s got some hot sisters right? C’mon baby hook a brotha up!!
    ================================= You want Gisele Bundchen!?
    You can have her, that chick is frail, skinny and anorexic!
    Pretty face that’s all – she may be born in Brazil, but both of her parents are GERMANS – which in turn explains why she looks way European and not like one of those aztec, arawak, spanish, african, portugese godesses they breed down there!
    Now you want to see fine!? Here you go
    Brazilian Soccer Ref – Ana Paula Oliviera
    http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/02_03/annapaula1DM2002_468x808.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-516845/Brazilian-referee-beauty-pitch-nude-Playboy-ban.html&usg=__KQHZPG912lERDqUgl8qZsKPdq9s=&h=808&w=468&sz=69&hl=en&start=18&zoom=1&tbnid=s09QEKIKyl2KCM:&tbnh=143&tbnw=83&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dbeautiful%2Bbrazilian%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26tbs%3Disch:1&um=1&itbs=1

  21. Pastabelly says: Sep 17, 2010 8:56 AM

    Florio, interesting when comparing Brady and his wife that you don’t include the annual $10 million he takes in from endorsements. While he doesn’t whore himself out quite as much as Manning, that’s a lot of cash.

  22. Fonetik says: Sep 17, 2010 9:07 AM

    Oh thank goodness he got a raise this year, otherwise they were gonna have trouble making their rent and paying their health insurance this year. PHEW!

  23. Suitcasehead Golic says: Sep 17, 2010 9:09 AM

    6 paragraphs of unadultarated , undecipherable bullshit..No wonder people hate lawyers..

  24. pftfanboy says: Sep 17, 2010 9:25 AM

    @DPR
    i was thinking the same thing. i can’t imagine how there would be that much value in looking hot.
    i see a million hot chicks a day – and i’m guessing most of them earn around 40-50k.
    i’m boggled.

  25. President Florio says: Sep 17, 2010 9:29 AM

    A little Jealous Florio?

  26. NationalFelonLeague.com © says: Sep 17, 2010 9:43 AM

    Contract is smart. Why guarantee 5 years of playing when the player might play 2-3? Only guaranteed money should be signing bonus. Guys make 4 mil a year and want 5 years of playing time fully guaranteed whether that continue to play at a high level or not.
    Would suck having to live off 4 mil for the rest of your life.

  27. EverybodyGotAIDS says: Sep 17, 2010 10:19 AM

    pftfanboy says:
    September 17, 2010 9:25 AM
    @DPR
    i was thinking the same thing. i can’t imagine how there would be that much value in looking hot.
    i see a million hot chicks a day – and i’m guessing most of them earn around 40-50k.
    i’m boggled.
    ________________
    You see a million hot chicks per day? Either your standards are extremely low, or you live on some strange island full of them. I see maybe 10-15 seriously hot girls/day.

  28. mama tried says: Sep 17, 2010 10:19 AM

    Don’t you mean Tom Bundchen?!?
    His hair is pretty!

  29. borg says: Sep 17, 2010 10:50 AM

    Did he bring home a little snapper

  30. Klutch says: Sep 17, 2010 10:54 AM

    # MACHINE GUN IBIZA says: September 17, 2010 8:35 AM
    Lets hope so! The tax rates on the mega rich in this country are a joke. They need to be adjusted back to where they were back in the 50′s and 60′s.
    —————– –
    Do you go out to lunch with a friend that makes much more than you and demand they pay the check?

  31. Nosredna says: Sep 17, 2010 11:12 AM

    Dayum CornFlorio, why are you so fixated on money? Is it because you once had a promising career as an atty only to flush it away? Is it because you are jealous of the money that football players make? Is it because you have nothing better to do? Come on, fess up! Inquiring minds want to know!

  32. petro says: Sep 17, 2010 11:30 AM

    That may be gross salary but after the child support I know he’s ponying up to that Moynahan broad, he’s still bumming money off his old lady.

  33. FatDrunkAndStupid says: Sep 17, 2010 11:37 AM

    Duan,
    Gisele’s parents are not “German”. She is sixth generation Brazilian. She hails from Southern Brazil, where people of German and Italian ancestry predominate, but that doesn’t make her any less Brazilian. That’s like saying Martin Scorsese isn’t “American” because his ancestry is Italian rather than English or German.
    TheDPR,
    Gisele makes the kind of money she does because she’s the last and greatest of the Supermodels. Models in general do not make anywhere near the kind of money she does anymore. The top models today are lucky to make 5 million a year. Gisele is a throwback to an earlier era, and because she has no real peers or rivals, her presence in the industry has become outsized. She’s basically Jordan after Magic, Bird, and the Bad Boys all retired.
    Also, discerning Gisele’s true salary is a far more speculative exercise than Brady’s. She makes her money off large number of undisclosed contracts, whereas Brady just has the one that is public record.

  34. CottageCheese * Packer Wife says: Sep 17, 2010 11:53 AM

    No one brings home more bacon then my husband. Us Packer wives love our bacon and bacon loves us. I’m getting hungry.

  35. robert ethen says: Sep 17, 2010 11:53 AM

    Now Giselle has to put the kids to bed at night.

  36. Suitcasehead Golic says: Sep 17, 2010 12:10 PM

    She has bigger feet than Shaq..

  37. edgy1957 says: Sep 17, 2010 12:16 PM

    I had to laugh at a Patriots fan who said that Bridget Moynahan was a gold digger and that she only wanted Tom’s baby so she could get all that money from him and I pointed out that not only did she NOT need his money but his salary was a huge STEP DOWN for her and it’s been the same with Gisele (and I frankly think that Gisele still makes more money than Tom because I think she makes more than what’s been widely reported).

  38. WingT says: Sep 17, 2010 12:17 PM

    “In 2010, Tom Brady brings home more bacon than Bundchen”…..
    So? Who cares? I doubt it has any impact on their prenup agreement

  39. PFTiswhatitis says: Sep 17, 2010 12:24 PM

    He’ll end up getting the same SS payment as me…. and Bill Gates…something’s hugely wrong with that.

  40. lemmyk73 says: Sep 17, 2010 12:35 PM

    Perez Florio strikes again.

  41. rarson says: Sep 17, 2010 12:36 PM

    “The roster bonus moves to $6 million, and the oddly-specific roster bonus increases to $258,120.”
    The oddly-specific grammatical errors are free.

  42. JoeSixPack says: Sep 17, 2010 1:05 PM

    I guess this is why Brady leans Republican.
    He expects to be paid well, but only if he earns it.

  43. Ralphie says: Sep 17, 2010 1:59 PM

    @edgy1957 says:
    September 17, 2010 12:16 PM
    “I had to laugh at a Patriots fan who said that Bridget Moynahan was a gold digger and that she only wanted Tom’s baby so she could get all that money from him and I pointed out that not only did she NOT need his money but his salary was a huge STEP DOWN for her and it’s been the same with Gisele (and I frankly think that Gisele still makes more money than Tom because I think she makes more than what’s been widely reported).”
    ______________________________
    Thanks for pointing out that incredibly insightful information. This is a perfect example of the type of content, and astute, intuitive (and shrewd, by the way) observations that make PFT patrons the gold standard of pro football feedback. I am now enlightened, and consider myself incredibly fortunate to have stumbled across such pearls of wisdom.
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  44. Pistol says: Sep 17, 2010 2:03 PM

    But Tiger Woods still brought home more bacon than both of them. And more sausage too.

  45. FatDrunkAndStupid says: Sep 17, 2010 2:37 PM

    Bridget Moynahan is a D-list actress. She’s never made anywhere close to Brady money in her entire life. The child support check he sends her every month is without question the biggest paycheck of her career. Gisele is another story. She probably made a considerable amount more than Brady in her career thus far, but we also have to remember she probably spent more too. But in any case, theirs is obviously a marriage of equals. Kudos to Brady for marrying a broad that actually doesn’t require a pre-nup. Shrewd choice, and a decision more NFL players should follow.

  46. MikeN says: Sep 17, 2010 3:42 PM

    Yeah, but she’s still tougher than he is. “Oh oh Mr. Referee! He touched my leg! Ouchie! Ouchie! Throw your flag Mr. Refree! ” Sis boy.

  47. edgy1957 says: Sep 18, 2010 12:01 PM

    FatDrunkAndStupid says:
    Bridget Moynahan is a D-list actress.
    *********************
    You truly live up to your screen name.

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