Tom Brady’s next goal: 1,000 career rushing yards

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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady posted a workout video on Instagram, as he often does, but this video was a little different.

The video shows Brady running on the beach with a band around his waist, a partner holding the band for resistance, and a football in his hand. Brady says he’s working on his running.

“Ok so the main reason I’m still playing is I haven’t hit 1,000 career rushing yards yet… 32 to go!” Brady wrote.

Brady knows his stats: He has 968 career rushing yards, putting him 32 shy of 1,000 for his career. With 557 carries, Brady has averaged 1.7 yards per carry and has scored 17 rushing touchdowns.

Brady actually has the most carries in NFL history for any player with less than 1,000 career rushing yards. Drew Brees, with 440 carries for 736 yards, is next on that list, followed by Peyton Manning, with 431 carries for 667 yards. Brady’s predecessor, Drew Bledsoe, has the fourth-most carries in NFL history without 1,000 yards. Bledsoe retired with 385 carries for 764 yards.

Last season Brady finished with just 25 carries for 28 yards, so he’s no lock to reach 1,000 this year. Good thing he’s planning to play into his mid-40s. It may take him that long to run for 32 more yards.

111 responses to “Tom Brady’s next goal: 1,000 career rushing yards

  1. I am not a Patriots’ fan, but I do think Brady will more than likely reach that goal.

  2. Seeing that players are reluctant to hit him because he cries for and gets flags this goal is entirely within reach

  3. therealraider says:
    May 12, 2018 at 11:23 am
    He should focus on his receiving abilities since he can’t catch a pass that hits him in the hands.

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    I’d be more worried that your QB can’t throw a pass that can hit his receivers’ in their hands

  4. @sullivanspin

    Do not let your lack of football knowledge hold you back. The QB’s of today have NOTHING in common with the guys that ran in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s when any hit on the qb was legal. Stats achieved today by QB’s and WR’s are meaningless because the defense is not allowed to play football. End of story

  5. You go Tom. Don’t know why people hate other people that are successful in life. Not a Pats fan but Brady is great in my book. Wish him well on his quest for 1000 rushing yards but doubt BB is interested. LOL

  6. MTLighthouse69 says:
    May 12, 2018 at 11:22 am
    I am not a Patriots’ fan, but I do think Brady will more than likely reach that goal.

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    I am a Patriots fan and it is glorious.

  7. Light hearted comment by Brady. However, If he gets the 32 yards this season, it will heat up the retirement reteric. He knows it will and still did it. Hmmm

  8. Raiders fan here.
    Long after he’s gone, you’ll all be talking about how you watched the greatest…so enjoy and root for the elder statesman who still crucifies defences!

  9. I agree with an earlier poster….and with all these kneel-downs out of The
    V-Formation, he may have to play until he is 50 to make it to 1000 yards!

  10. “Seeing that players are reluctant to hit him because he cries for and gets flags this goal is entirely within reach”

    Other than that’s a total fabrication of Pats haters you might have something. Players like Von Miller who has hit him many times have stated Brady is one of the single toughest players he’s faced.

  11. I just love how TB12 gets into the minds of so many of the fragile heads out there….. I can hear them exploding out there like popcorn in a microwave!!! LOL
    I hope it takes the GOAT 3-4 years to fulfill his goals!!!
    Go Pats!!!

  12. terripet says:
    May 12, 2018 at 11:54 am
    Won’t make 1000 and won’t last the whole season

    Thanks goodness you weighed in on this—now we know for sure 1000 will happen and Brady will be healthy all year!

    Thanks again!

  13. The Truth says:
    May 12, 2018 at 11:23 am
    Seeing that players are reluctant to hit him because he cries for and gets flags this goal is entirely within reach
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    So its not Brady that would be insulted by this. Its guys like Suggs and Miller that would be offended in they ever bothered to read your words. (But none of them will, ever)

  14. If you factor out all the kneel downs he has done over his 18 year career, averaging 1 yard lost per kneel down… he would be well over 1,000 yards right now. Just saying…

  15. Kneeldowns should not count. Offensive Indifference.

    In basebalk you have the nin stolen base due to Defensive Indifference.

    Common sense.

    PS: Clocking the ball is also debateable as to it being an incomplete pass.

  16. His carries and TD numbers reflect how efficient he is at the QB sneak in goaline situation. Never got injured doing it too. Thats not a skill people think of but thats why he is the goat.

  17. raiderej says:
    May 12, 2018 at 12:32 pm
    Drugs are bad. HGH is a drug.
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    Why do people always want to bring lesser QBs, like Peyton Manning in this case, into a thread about Tom Brady, the Greatest NFL Player of All-Time?

  18. jmscooby says:
    May 12, 2018 at 12:29 pm
    Montana would have caught it.
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    Caught a cold while watching the game from his couch maybe? Sorry, I keep forgetting glory is losing in the earlier rounds of the playoffs. Tell us again how losing the first round of the playoffs makes you greater than those who make the SB…..even if losing it? It’s a heck of an argument, I love hearing folks try to explain it.

  19. dave’s not here says:
    May 12, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    softest QB I’ve ever seen, it won’t be much longer now, the walls are tumbling down, the foundation is broken
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    I understand that people hate Brady, don’t get why, but seriously you are calling Brady the “Softest QB I’ve ever seen? Really?

    What are the current QB’s you think are tough?

    Ben Roethslisberger misses more games than Brady and no one is going to call him “soft”

  20. .
    almost all QB sneaks, yet still no one defends against it when its obvious he is going to do it.
    However QB sneak is diving into the line which is leading with the helmet!
    but no fear its Tommy!! so any defender he touches with his helmet will be penalized.

  21. nflfan12blog says:
    May 12, 2018 at 1:40 pm
    dave’s not here says:
    May 12, 2018 at 12:21 pm
    softest QB I’ve ever seen, it won’t be much longer now, the walls are tumbling down, the foundation is broken
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    I understand that people hate Brady, don’t get why, but seriously you are calling Brady the “Softest QB I’ve ever seen? Really?
    What are the current QB’s you think are tough?
    Ben Roethslisberger misses more games than Brady and no one is going to call him “soft
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    even though every oline holds to some extent…guess, just guess which oline doesn’t get call consistently for 15 years for holding…no wonder we call two-yard tommie soft, he jumps and whines and screams for a flag everytime their excessive holding fails, and he gets hit…

    ben missed more cause he gets hit more, cause our oline doesn’t resort to holding as much…

  22. whywerule says:
    May 12, 2018 at 12:52 pm
    raiderej says:
    May 12, 2018 at 12:32 pm
    Drugs are bad. HGH is a drug.
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    Why do people always want to bring lesser QBs, like Peyton Manning in this case, into a thread about Tom Brady, the Greatest NFL Player of All-Time?
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    cause he isn’t the greatest..he LOST TWICE TO ELI IN SB, 14, POINTS AND 17 POINTS…

    cause he lost to BACKUP QB IN THE SB,

    cause he couldn’t catch a dink n dunk pass in the sb that cost them dearly.

    cause he coughed up the football in his own territory in the most important drive of the sb against philly, and guess what? THE BACK UP QB DIDNT DROP A PASS, DIDNT CHOKE AND COUGH THE BALL UP….

    two-yard tommie isn’t the great, I will stick with the undefeated qb’s like montana and bradshaw….

  23. It’s a goal that makes sense especially for Tom who’s getting paid like a running back with 1000 career rushing yards.

  24. I’m sure he’ll get 1000 yards “running.” 100 WITH the ball and 900 after he’s been strip sacked and flees to the refs to complain about those big mean pass rushers.

  25. terripet says:
    May 12, 2018 at 11:54 am
    Won’t make 1000 and won’t last the whole season
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    This is the one time you would have been right to quip “2 yard tom” and you totally blew it.

  26. Not a Pats fan, but those claiming he is soft is ridiculous. Guy is tough as nails. Has been hit thousands of time. Keyboard commandos, toughest of them all.

  27. Brady’s true goal is to break all of Peyton Manning’s records. He will need another few years. Peyton retired when he was 38. Just sayin’

  28. two-yard tommie isn’t the great, I will stick with the undefeated qb’s like montana and bradshaw….

    Lame

    Troy is 3-0 with the Cowboys so he’s better too?

    Last time I checked 5 is more than 4

    #crybaby

  29. “Break all of Manning’s records”?? Well ,since he already has more Super Bowl rings than BOTH Manning Brothers can’t see that happening!
    Though I don’t think if he wants to have that record of being embarrassed in a Super Bowl like Denver & Manning were (42-8) !

  30. Brady should have retired on top after his 5th SB win. That is probably a record that wont be broken. But no, he wants more. Ok, good luck. He is still playing at a high level, very high, but the records he want the most are Peyton’s MVPs. It will be sad to see him him slogging around in a few years because Kraft will not let his son go. BB will be gone by then. Mark my words. Ya should kept Jimmy G. How stupid to give him away.

  31. bighairbingopro says:
    May 12, 2018 at 3:22 pm
    Brady…the records he want the most are Peyton’s MVPs
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    Yeah right, Brady is emporer of the postseason with a slew of playoff stats that to equal most of them would require you adding two other greats’ stats together, yet what he really hankers for is Peyton’s regular season award… And the huge joke is look at those “MVP” award years for Peyton:
    2003 – got wupped by Patriots in the AFCCG, Peyton had a 35.5 rating.
    2004 – got wupped by the Patriots in the Divisional Rd, Peyton had a 69.3 rating.
    2008 – choked to the Chargers in the Wildcard Rd (90 rating)
    2009 – did reach the SB but completely disappeared in 2nd half (88 rating)
    2013 – did reach the SB but got totally routed by the Hawks (73 rating)
    But lets not forget his 2 SB “winning” performances:
    2006 – 247 yds, 1 TD 1 INT, 81.8 rating (v Chicago).
    2015 – 141 yds, 0 TD 1 INT, 56.6 rating (v Carolina).

  32. Brady’s true goal is to break all of Peyton Manning’s records. He will need another few years. Peyton retired when he was 38. Just sayin’
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    Actually, Manning was 39 when he retired and was statistically one of the worst QBs in the league at this point. Brady just finished his season at 40 years old, won the MVP, and put on an absolute display in the SB even in a loss. Just sayin’.

    Plus, why would Brady care about regular season MVPs? He is the all-time leader in SB MVPs, a far greater achievement for any QB as it also carries a SB title with it. There is no more Brady/Manning competition. Brady left him in the dust years ago. But hold onto those regular season MVPs for a guy with numerous offensive weapons that played half his career in a dome.

  33. streetyson says:
    May 12, 2018 at 3:50 pm
    bighairbingopro says:
    May 12, 2018 at 3:22 pm
    Brady…the records he want the most are Peyton’s MVPs
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    Yeah right, Brady is emporer of the postseason with a slew of playoff stats that to equal most of them would require you adding two other greats’ stats together, yet what he really hankers for is Peyton’s regular season award… And the huge joke is look at those “MVP” award years for Peyton:
    2003 – got wupped by Patriots in the AFCCG, Peyton had a 35.5 rating.
    2004 – got wupped by the Patriots in the Divisional Rd, Peyton had a 69.3 rating.
    2008 – choked to the Chargers in the Wildcard Rd (90 rating)
    2009 – did reach the SB but completely disappeared in 2nd half (88 rating)
    2013 – did reach the SB but got totally routed by the Hawks (73 rating)
    But lets not forget his 2 SB “winning” performances:
    2006 – 247 yds, 1 TD 1 INT, 81.8 rating (v Chicago).
    2015 – 141 yds, 0 TD 1 INT, 56.6 rating (v Carolina).

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    Let’s also not forget Brady is 1-3 against Manning in AFCC games. How do you have a losing record against a known post season choker at the biggest stage?

  34. jmscooby says:
    May 12, 2018 at 12:29 pm
    Montana would have caught it.

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    Nah…….he couldn’t even make it to the SB more than 4 times…..he was ousted early

  35. I would wonder how each of those QBs would fare on their lists without kneeldowns being counted. I would say QB sneaks as well, but a lot of times those go for touchdowns or first downs, so something positive is gained there. The kneeldown is, statistically, a pointless play that actually takes away from yardage totals. I doubt anyone has the rushing totals for these guys minus the kneeldowns, but it would interesting to see how they all stack up.

  36. Let’s also not forget Brady is 1-3 against Manning in AFCC games. How do you have a losing record against a known post season choker at the biggest stage?
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    Typical response from known Pats haters. When claiming Brady has the most wins in history, they say wins are a team stat then turn around and site the AFCCG wins of Manning vs. Brady when comparing the two QBs. Obviously, this is disingenuous because the real stat is 11-6 in total head to head match-ups between the two.

  37. streetyson says:
    May 12, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    2009 – did reach the SB but completely disappeared in 2nd half (88 rating)
    2013 – did reach the SB but got totally routed by the Hawks (73 rating)
    But lets not forget his 2 SB “winning” performances:
    2006 – 247 yds, 1 TD 1 INT, 81.8 rating (v Chicago).
    2015 – 141 yds, 0 TD 1 INT, 56.6 rating (v Carolina).
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    In the 2009 SB against New Orleans, the Saints did a good job of ball control and they limited the number of drives Peyton had, especially in the second half. He did not “disappear” as much he was denied the ball by New Orleans’ ball control tactics, which included an on side kick.

    In the 2013 defensive holding gate bowl against Seattle, not one single defensive holding or pass interference call was made for the entire game, even though Seattle’s defense mugged receivers at the line of scrimmage on every single play. Cannot blame Peyton Manning for that loss. The outcome of this game was determined before the game even started.

  38. Guys, enough, seriously. Nothing in this article has anything to do with Tom Brady vs. Peyton Manning. Let it be.

  39. He should be working on not fumbling the ball. Especially in late game situations.

  40. Peyton has more participation banners than Brady, Peyton has been charged with sexual assault, Brady has not. Peyton has HGH delivered to his house, Brady does not. Peyton throws his wife under the bus, Brady has not done so to his wife.

  41. jmscooby says:
    May 12, 2018 at 12:29 pm

    Montana would have caught it.
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    Yep. Joe would have thrown it, caught it, spiked it in the end zone then kicked the extra point. People forget what a great kicker Joe was, remember when he nailed those incredible FG’s against the Giants in successive playoff years? They were the only points scored by his team in a 14 point loss one year and a 46 point loss the very next one. The greatest playoff QB of all time would have been shut out in back to back years if he hadn’t also been kicking in those games against the Giants. God Bless the mighty undefeated playoff warrior Joe Cool, the man did it all.

  42. Seeing that players are reluctant to hit him because he cries for and gets flags

    Actually I saw the Jets recently take him down easy when they could have crushed him. That’s respect, and I noticed.

  43. This is a serious, who sounds more feminine, Richard Simmons or Brady? The way Tammy was high pitched wailing when Butler made the int in the Superbowl I’m surprised everyones TV screens were shattered

  44. Brady seems very me-focused lately. It’s like he wants people to keep talking about him. Unlike him to be narcissistic.

    Or maybe the charade has dropped as his career winds down and this is who he always was.

  45. thewizardsrevenge says:
    May 12, 2018 at 5:49 pm
    Seeing that players are reluctant to hit him because he cries for and gets flags

    Actually I saw the Jets recently take him down easy when they could have crushed him. That’s respect, and I noticed.

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    More like stupidity.

    On a related topic I don’t blame Brady for dropping that pass in the Super Bowl. He had a target on his back. If that was me in an Eagles uniform in the SB and I see Brady go out for a pass to try and embarrass me and my team I would pop him so hard he will never want to call that play again. So disrespectful to a defense.

  46. I’m a hater as much as anyone, but to wish a guy gets hurt is just plain classless. And for the guy who said he’ll get it all in one carry, thanks for the laugh. It would take him about 4 minutes to run that.

  47. Braz says:
    May 12, 2018 at 6:28 pm
    Brady seems very me-focused lately. It’s like he wants people to keep talking about him. Unlike him to be narcissistic.

    Or maybe the charade has dropped as his career winds down and this is who he always was.
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    ESPN called it last year, BB has lost the locker room.

  48. The Truth says:
    May 12, 2018 at 11:30 am
    @sullivanspin

    Do not let your lack of football knowledge hold you back. The QB’s of today have NOTHING in common with the guys that ran in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s when any hit on the qb was legal. Stats achieved today by QB’s and WR’s are meaningless because the defense is not allowed to play football. End of story

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    How’s your 25″ Console TV holding up? smh.

  49. Any of today’s youth who watches Brady and can remember it as an adult will have a memory to cherish. Kind of like remembering Babe Ruth or Mickey Mantle. His kind will not come around for a long time, if ever.

  50. He’ll be the first to do it in heels.
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    Please explain what the QB of the team you root for has accomplished then we can talk about who really wears the heels.

    Nothing better then a bunch of people who couldn’t win their town’s chicken wing eating competition calling the GOAT soft.

  51. He runs like a robot… He is slow and anti-elusive. Good luck getting those yards… I think he has a better odds standing up while he pees during this season than getting 32 yards!

  52. I love Tom Brady, really. Ever since beating the “greatest show on turf” in 2001 when the so called experts didn’t give the Patriots a standing chance. Come on ‘ol boy! You can do it!

  53. And this is why Tom Brady is the great QB he is. He gets criticized for everything he does by some fans. But his work ethic and drive are second to none.
    I am not a Patriots fan, but I admire Tom Brady and know that all those Brady haters would love to have had him as their favorite teams’ QB for all these years.
    The Patriots lost that Super Bowl to the Eagles, but when you stop and look at what Brady did against that excellent defense of the Eagles, it is incredible how good he is and how well he plays at his age. The only other guys who have come close to playing as well and as consistent as Brady while playing at or near 40 years old are Brett Favre and Drew Brees. Peyton Manning couldn’t do it. But even they can’t match him.
    And Aaron Rodgers can do more than Tom Brady because of his mobility, but he’s about 5 1/2 years younger than Brady. And no one out-works Brady. That is a big reason why he is so great and is always in the discussion as to who is the greatest NFL QB ever. The fact that he could have walked away years ago and been a first ballot Hall Of Fame QB makes what he does even more incredible.
    So all you haters keep on slamming him. I prefer to just sit back and watch him because we will never see anyone like him again.

  54. I like Brady and have the utmost respect for his sustained level of excellence but I have a feeling this is the year the wheels fall off for both Brady and the Pats.

  55. May 12, 2018 at 4:19 pm
    jmscooby says:
    May 12, 2018 at 12:29 pm
    Montana would have caught it.

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    Nah…….he couldn’t even make it to the SB more than 4 times…..he was ousted early
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    That’s because Belichick had the Giants knock Montana out the game in the playoffs.

    Tom Brady is one the greatest QBs of all time, but I have to say Garoppolo would have caught it.

  56. My issues with Brady. He is a total warrior on the field. Brings his best every game. He just won another MVP at his age. He threw for 500 yards in the last SB. Are you freaking kidding me? So why is he so soft in negations with the Pats. Tom is horribly underpaid. You don’t treat the GOAT that way. His wife’s income, which is diminishing due to age, has nothing, nothing to do with the value of Brady to the Pats. Stand up, Tom. Get paid. You’ve earned it.

  57. idiedpretty says:
    May 13, 2018 at 9:42 am
    My issues with Brady. He is a total warrior on the field. Brings his best every game. He just won another MVP at his age. He threw for 500 yards in the last SB. Are you freaking kidding me? So why is he so soft in negations with the Pats. Tom is horribly underpaid. You don’t treat the GOAT that way. His wife’s income, which is diminishing due to age, has nothing, nothing to do with the value of Brady to the Pats. Stand up, Tom. Get paid. You’ve earned it.
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    Tom Brady has been getting paid more than any other QB in the NFL for years… Robert Kraft invests millions into TB12 every season, which is why Brady accepts less of a salary. Doing so should be considered cheating since Brady taking less makes more room for their team to sign better players, but the NFL has yet to do anything about it. So don’t feel bad for Tom… He’s been raking it in for years.

  58. nyneal says:
    May 13, 2018 at 6:04 am

    So all you haters keep on slamming him. I prefer to just sit back and watch him because we will never see anyone like him again

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    There will always be someone that will cheat the system, getting paid under the table (TB12) or deflated footballs, or the perfect storm of cheating organization to associate with. We will see another one.

  59. dave’s not here says:

    May 12, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    softest QB I’ve ever seen, it won’t be much longer now, the walls are tumbling down, the foundation is broken

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    Too bad he’s been one of the most durable players in NFL history. .. but do carry on.

  60. Where are all those “system” and “two yard Tom” posts?

    They actually would be accurate in this case. Two yard Tom is definitely a system RB.

  61. flviking says:

    May 13, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    nyneal says:
    May 13, 2018 at 6:04 am

    So all you haters keep on slamming him. I prefer to just sit back and watch him because we will never see anyone like him again

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    There will always be someone that will cheat the system, getting paid under the table (TB12) or deflated footballs, or the perfect storm of cheating organization to associate with. We will see another one.

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    I don’t think the Jets use TB12, but I see what you mean. They’ve done most of those other things, though

  62. EJ says:

    May 13, 2018 at 10:17 am

    idiedpretty says:
    May 13, 2018 at 9:42 am
    My issues with Brady. He is a total warrior on the field. Brings his best every game. He just won another MVP at his age. He threw for 500 yards in the last SB. Are you freaking kidding me? So why is he so soft in negations with the Pats. Tom is horribly underpaid. You don’t treat the GOAT that way. His wife’s income, which is diminishing due to age, has nothing, nothing to do with the value of Brady to the Pats. Stand up, Tom. Get paid. You’ve earned it.
    ___________________________________________________
    Tom Brady has been getting paid more than any other QB in the NFL for years… Robert Kraft invests millions into TB12 every season, which is why Brady accepts less of a salary. Doing so should be considered cheating since Brady taking less makes more room for their team to sign better players, but the NFL has yet to do anything about it. So don’t feel bad for Tom… He’s been raking it in for years.

    ===========================

    Nice evidence….oh wait.

  63. EJ says:
    May 13, 2018 at 10:17 am
    idiedpretty says:
    May 13, 2018 at 9:42 am
    My issues with Brady. He is a total warrior on the field. Brings his best every game. He just won another MVP at his age. He threw for 500 yards in the last SB. Are you freaking kidding me? So why is he so soft in negations with the Pats. Tom is horribly underpaid. You don’t treat the GOAT that way. His wife’s income, which is diminishing due to age, has nothing, nothing to do with the value of Brady to the Pats. Stand up, Tom. Get paid. You’ve earned it.
    ___________________________________________________
    Tom Brady has been getting paid more than any other QB in the NFL for years… Robert Kraft invests millions into TB12 every season, which is why Brady accepts less of a salary. Doing so should be considered cheating since Brady taking less makes more room for their team to sign better players, but the NFL has yet to do anything about it. So don’t feel bad for Tom… He’s been raking it in for years.

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    Brady invests in himself. Choosing to be calm about his NFL salary in turn allows him to win more, which therefore makes him more marketable and that creates a better brand which means way more money outside of the game and for the very long term. It has little to do with Kraft.

    It’s a life long view of how to make money. Brady is very far from Jordan in terms of scale, but that’s the approach he is following. Michal Jordan is a billionaire because of his Brand. That is where Brady is trying to go.

  64. terripet says:
    May 12, 2018 at 11:54 am

    Won’t make 1000 and won’t last the whole season
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    Oh no, another petty bitter loser.

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