Tom Brady currently on pace to earn none of his incentives

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The Patriots adjusted a glaringly subpar contract for quarterback Tom Brady by giving him a chance to earn an extra $5 million. If he reaches the necessary incentives, Brady will be paid like other quarterbacks.

Of course, those other quarterbacks include the likes of Blake Bortles and Case Keenum.

But Brady may not even be rubbing elbows with mid-level signal-callers. Through four games, he’s currently on pace to reach none of the five triggers.

Brady can make $1 million by hitting any, some, or all of five specific incentives: (1) finishing in the top five in passer rating; (2) finishing in the top five in completion percentage; (3) finishing in the top five in yards per attempt; (4) finishing in the top five in touchdown passes; and (5) finishing in the top five in passing yards.

Brady is currently 16th in passer rating among starting quarterbacks (15th if Ryan Fitzpatrick is omitted from the list), 20th in completion percentage (19th if Fitzpatrick is omitted), 26th in yards per attempt (25th if Fitzpatrick is omitted), tied for eighth in touchdown passes, and 20th in passing yards.

While he can still over the next 12 games make up ground and get into the top five in each of those categories, it won’t be easy — especially with so many high-powered offenses, featuring high-end quarterbacks who have higher-end weapons than Brady currently enjoys.

46 responses to “Tom Brady currently on pace to earn none of his incentives

  1. The cheater will get enough BOGUS pass interference calls and defensive holding calls
    in the second half of the season to reach some of his incentives.

  2. It’s on him. He skipped OTas, and pasing camps, the only QB to do that. Then he said it was about family and he’s playing golf with Rickey Fowler. Ugh.

    Some of our own fans can’t even admit his imperfections.

    Big, big spotlight on Tom Brady right now. I warned of this.

    He got everything he wanted. Time to pick it up, Tom. You throw 2 INTs last week that were reckless and took a lazy grounding and a horrible INT into triple coverage vs Detroit, to help lose that game.

  3. terripet says:
    October 3, 2018 at 11:32 am
    Can only throw short passes anything pass 15 yards it’s either incomplete or intercepted

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    That’s about to change. You had your time in the sun. And, let me tell you this, Indy billbilly: If NE can run up the score tomorrow night, don’t think they won’t.

    Your franchises’s cheating with FRamegate II will never be forogotten.

  4. Can only throw short passes anything pass 15 yards it’s either incomplete or intercepted
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    That tends to happen when you only have 3 Wide receivers to throw to, clown. But that’s about to change against your colts.

  5. There’s a hissy fit a-brewin’.

    FEMA will need to step in when this hissy fit makes landfall.

  6. Don’t think Brady is too concerned given he and his wife are worth over half a billion between them with huge piles of money coming in every year to add to it. Whether the end the year with 550 million or 555 value what does it really matter at that point?

    And he can only look himself in the mirror for skipping OTAs.

  7. pats4life499270119 says:
    October 3, 2018 at 11:44 am
    he will get all of these incentives except completion Percentage. It is early in the season. The hot starters will fade, while the best will rise to the top, by end of the season.

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    I agree, as this always happens, but to be fair, he’s had SLOW starts not only in seasons, but in AFC Title games (not 2014 or 2016), and in particular in SBs.

    His slow starts in SB 49 and 51 almost had the Pats lose. He started slow again last year, but the D couldn’t bail this problem out with their own slow start.

    Offensive league, offensive era.

  8. harrisonhits2 says:
    October 3, 2018 at 11:43 am
    Don’t think Brady is too concerned given he and his wife are worth over half a billion between them with huge piles of money coming in every year to add to it. Whether the end the year with 550 million or 555 value what does it really matter at that point?

    And he can only look himself in the mirror for skipping OTAs.
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    Ask billionaires who insist on tax cuts for the rich at the expense of increasing national debt. Those same billionaires will push cuts to Social Security and Medicare to pay for their tax cuts. Brady owns a MAGA hat and proudly sported it in support of Trump and his tax cuts. So, please stop with the “what does it matter” nonsense. These people will destroy humanity and the planet for five million dollars or less.

  9. Harrisonhits2 it wasn’t him skipping OTA that got him in a little Mess.Its his receivers Petterson Dorssett and Allen are his starters Seriously 1st round Draft Busts.Let them play for another team they will find the bench faster than a roughing a passercall.Give him an Anonio Brown and you will see the damage he can do bit with Elderman back it should open everything up and he will get things cleaned up

  10. Its so funny, all the GOAT fans dont believe that Brady deserves fair market rate because his wife is rich. Are you kidding me?? Stick to your Madden games. You know nothing about business.

  11. Once Josh Gordon and Edelman get integrated into the offense, and Gronk isn’t being constantly double teamed, Brady will be back on track…he may be able to still hit these incentives.

  12. terripet says:
    October 3, 2018 at 11:32 am
    Can only throw short passes anything pass 15 yards it’s either incomplete or intercepted
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    Do you guys just like to hear yourself or do you look at facts. Check the stats they are easy to find and you’ll see Brady in the top tier of QBs last year in avg pass you’ll see him ahead of Rivers, Wilson, Roethlisberger, Ryan and more.

  13. He doesn’t really need the money. His incentive is to win the SB and it looks like he will this season. Said it before and I’ll say it again, Brady is the best system QB to ever do it.

  14. It’s such a load of bunk this short pass stuff. He has no one to throw the ball to in the first 4 weeks and these people come out to troll. Mahomes we can all agree is a talent in the making and super fun to watch. Easily throws 65 yards in warm up and what did he did once the whistle blew to start the game? 5 step drop and threw it to his receivers BEHIND the line of scrimmage. Patriot haters with nothing else to do!!! #sad

  15. bannedfromchoirpractice is absolutely correct.

    Tragically, the oligarchs are in a competition with each other to see who is ‘winning’ in the ultimate game of wealth and power.

    The little people are not their concern.

  16. The other point is Detroit’s got a 9th-ranked D and Jax are 2nd, and Texan’s and Miami’s Ds aren’t bad either. And in all 4 games so far Brady had a Gronk playing hurt all the time, no Edelman at all, and half his other weapons are new guys he’s trying to work in. But I doubt he cares much about the incentives anyway – all he cares about is winning games, as evidenced by the salty mountain of hate he’s generated over the past 17yrs.

  17. doctorrustbelt says:
    October 3, 2018 at 11:32 am

    The cheater will get enough BOGUS pass interference calls and defensive holding calls
    in the second half of the season to reach some of his incentives.

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    QB’s don’t accrue stats on penalties. Try again, Sparky.

  18. Remember when the Pats traded Deion Branch and Brady was at the bottom of the league?

    The sky was falling then as well. As a Pats fan, I sleep well at night. Pretty sure Brady does too.

    The haters that post 90% of the comments in Pats articles? Nothing but nightmares.

  19. Hopefully father time has stepped in for Brady. If he isn’t capable to lift up the play of talent around him he is in trouble because Belichick surrounds him with mediocre receiving talent, relying on the system, schemes and Brady to make it successful, but when Brady can’t overcome the lack of talent they aren’t that good of an offense. Meanwhile Brees is tearing it up, has almost a seasons worth of passing yards more than Brady and is 2 years younger, he also has talent around him. Brees doesn’t have the rings but Brady is gonna have a hard time beating him out statistically when it’s all said and done.

  20. I can’t read the words to this article because the glare of all those rings is blinding my vision.

  21. streetyson says:
    October 3, 2018 at 12:31 pm
    …all he cares about is winning games, as evidenced by the salty mountain of hate he’s generated over the past 17yrs.

    And we Pats fans hope the mountain of hate grows by another Pats Super Bowl or two before Brady and Belichick walk away.

  22. Oh no, the pats are struggling in September! Brady is having problems syncing with a lot of new players on offense in September! This must mean the end of brady and the pats!!!!!

    Insanity (stupidity really) is watching the same thing over and over again and expecting, ThIS TIME, there is going to be a different result.

    People with more than a couple of brain cells have seen this movie over and over again and WE ALL know how it ends…..

  23. Getting all excited about early season numbers is for lightweights. The first few games always feature some gaudy stats. Anybody who thinks a half dozen guys this year are going to have a passer rating equal to the top 15 or so individual seasons in NFL history is delusional.

    Brady’s current 94 passer rating is within 3.5 points of his third best of all-time career passer rating of 97.5. The dumpster quality castoff wide receivers Belichick has provided him with so far have allowed opposing defenses to double Gronk all day long. Edelman and Gordon could be a great boost to his already solid numbers.

  24. terripet says:
    October 3, 2018 at 11:32 am
    Can only throw short passes anything pass 15 yards it’s either incomplete or intercepted
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    LOL

    This never gets old. Brady has been in the top half of the league in 20+ passes for all but 2 years of his career.

  25. Brady’s incentives should be:

    1. Play in 14 or more games
    2. Make playoffs
    3. Wiin Divisional Round
    4. Win AFCG
    5. Win SB

    It s/b $1MM each for the first and second and then double for each rung on the latter, topping off at $16MM.

  26. jackedupboonie says:
    October 3, 2018 at 12:26 pm
    All things come to an end.
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    Bet you said that four Super Bowls ago

  27. The post season is the only thing that matters to Brady anymore. Getting there and then winning in the post season. If they had lost to the Fins it would have been a different story in the AFC East. Bills where shut out in Green Bay (that defense is really not that good), the Jets, well, are the Jets and now Miami is 3-1 and has lost to New England. Let me know the standings when winter starts. I am just as tired of Brady as any other fan of the other 31 teams. But I can deal with it just a little longer.

  28. These losers don’t realize that money isn’t the most important thing to the GOAT. He values his dedicated football career, and wants to play four more years. Winning championships is his yearly focus and the road to get there. He’s been to more Super Bowls than any other QB in league history. Hence the GREATEST QB OF ALL TIME.

  29. vikesr4reel says:
    October 3, 2018 at 2:26 pm
    Perhaps try throwing a pass longer than 2 yards!!!!
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    LOL – loving copy and paste

    This never gets old. Brady has been in the top half of the league in 20+ passes for all but 2 years of his career

  30. bannedfromchoirpractice says:
    October 3, 2018 at 11:53 am

    Ask billionaires who insist on tax cuts for the rich at the expense of increasing national debt. Those same billionaires will push cuts to Social Security and Medicare to pay for their tax cuts. Brady owns a MAGA hat and proudly sported it in support of Trump and his tax cuts. So, please stop with the “what does it matter” nonsense. These people will destroy humanity and the planet for five million dollars or less.

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    Well thank God we got that cleared up.

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