Tom Brady adds late-night TV vandalism to his offseason schedule

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Tom Brady‘s still accurate — whether describing his own financial situation or joining in a late-night television feud.

The Patriots quarterback was a guest on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Thursday night, answering questions from a non-football interviewer.

As many non-football interviewers are mystified by, Kimmel asked Brady about being relatively low-paid (17th in annual value) despite having so many Super Bowl rings.

“That’s a good question. That’s usually, when I don’t want to answer a question, I always say, ‘That’s a good question,'” Brady said. “I think the thing I’ve always felt for me in my life, winning has been a priority. And my wife makes a lot of money.

“I’m a little smarter than you think. Actually, it’s a salary cap. You can only spend so much and the more that one guy gets is less for others. And for a competitive advantage standpoint, I like to get a lot of good players around me.”

Having model Gisele Bundchen able to pay the mortgage has certainly helped the Patriots remain competitive over the years, along with Brady being good at playing football.

He’s been working out on his own at UCLA during his offseason, and showed that he can still hit a particular spot during a skit with Kimmel and his arch-enemy Matt Damon.

48 responses to “Tom Brady adds late-night TV vandalism to his offseason schedule

  1. We Patriots fans are extremely fortunate to have a QB who is willing and able to put winning over money. All fans realize that once a QB, or any player for that matter, breaks the bank, that team has virtually no chance of winning a SB. Green Bay, Atlanta, and now Seattle, for example, have zero chance until they replace the crippling QB contracts.

  2. >>> And my wife makes a lot of money.

    Bingo.

    Patriots fans constantly say Brady is willing to take less, what a great team player he is.
    If Bradys wife didn’t make any money, maybe Brady would want to get paid a lot more.

  3. Ball hits the small window dead center! – but note Gronk’s still a way better actor than Brady.

  4. arclight1972 says:
    May 3, 2019 at 7:09 am

    >>> And my wife makes a lot of money.

    Bingo.

    Patriots fans constantly say Brady is willing to take less, what a great team player he is.
    If Bradys wife didn’t make any money, maybe Brady would want to get paid a lot more.
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    Someone like Rodgers could have been married to Warren Buffett and they still would want to get the last top dollar under the Salary Cap. At the QB level, after a few years ALL of them have generational wealth (Which I don’t begrudge as football players really earn it with physical and health sacrifice that doesn’t really exist in other softer sports like basketball or baseball).

    Good that Tom cares more about winning than about making his pile of money bigger and bigger.

  5. …Having model Gisele Bundchen able to pay the mortgage has certainly helped the Patriots remain competitive over the years, along with Brady being good at playing football….

    Given that Tom Brady makes well over $20 million per year between his contract and endorsements, there are not very many mortgages he would have a hard time paying even if he was not married to Gisele.

  6. Come on everyone. You know Brady and kraft have some side deal that will be paid out in the future. It’s a great move on their part.

  7. >>> And my wife makes a lot of money.

    Bingo.

    Patriots fans constantly say Brady is willing to take less, what a great team player he is.
    If Bradys wife didn’t make any money, maybe Brady would want to get paid a lot more.

    ______________________

    Exactly.

  8. Fans of the NFL will miss him when he retires.Not so much AFC teams but people who love the Game of Football.We will never see a player like that.It will always be gimmie gimmie and me me Quarterbacks.He is the Last of the Mohicans

  9. Patriots fans constantly say Brady is willing to take less, what a great team player he is. If Brady’s wife didn’t make any money, maybe Brady would want to get paid a lot more.
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    Brady was taking below market deals long before he even met Gisele.

  10. arclight1972 says:
    May 3, 2019 at 7:09 am
    Patriots fans constantly say Brady is willing to take less, what a great team player he is.
    If Bradys wife didn’t make any money, maybe Brady would want to get paid a lot more.
    —————-
    The article points out he went on to say “I’m a little smarter than you think. ACTUALLY it’s a salary cap. You can only spend so much and the more that one guy gets is less for others. And for a competitive advantage standpoint, I like to get a lot of good players around me.”

  11. You really think its about his wife? Like he couldn’t afford the mortgage on his tiny salary? Its salary cap Holmes. Check your qb’s priorities. Really what’s another 3-4 mil on top of 60?

  12. arclight1972 says:
    May 3, 2019 at 7:09 am
    >>> And my wife makes a lot of money.

    Bingo.

    Patriots fans constantly say Brady is willing to take less, what a great team player he is.
    If Bradys wife didn’t make any money, maybe Brady would want to get paid a lot more.
    ———-
    Yet Wilson has been with Ciara and Rodgers with A super model and then Danica, etc…. yes Giselle makes a lot of money, but to insinuate the other top tier super QBs can’t/don’t date or marry rich, successful women is wrong, yet they still command top market QB money. Tom also gets a lot of guaranteed money in his contracts which offsets his ‘low’ annual salary too, which is a risk that Kraft takes giving guaranteed money to an aging QB.

    So when people say Tom takes less money to get other players around him it’s still accurate, he is the ultimate team player. Based on the last 5 years of play one could easily argue that he should/could command top QB money but he doesn’t. Pats are lucky to have him, he truly is all about winning.

  13. arclight1972 says:
    May 3, 2019 at 7:09 am
    >>> And my wife makes a lot of money.

    Bingo.

    Patriots fans constantly say Brady is willing to take less, what a great team player he is.
    If Bradys wife didn’t make any money, maybe Brady would want to get paid a lot more.

    ————

    Yeah…..how would these other guys with non-working wives possibly get by on $20-$25m per year plus endorsements?

  14. Brady is worth almost 200 mil without Giselle and will probably make a ton after his playing days are over. He ain’t gonna starve. These players that want to be ‘shown respect’ by being the highest paid are just selfish egomaniacs. It only lasts about 2 days anyway.

  15. For Brady, he may actually make more money overall by taking less from the NFL. The dollars he gives up help the Patriots assemble a better roster, which helps him win more Superbowls, which means massive sponsorship deals.

  16. Also note Tom makes more money than Gisele. The salty mountain of hate always compared her total income from all sources against just his Pats salary rather than all his incomes too. And after starting a family she increasingly dialled back from modelling anyway.

    The salty mountain of hate also ignores that many pro-players in many salary-capped sports will have celebrity/model or otherwise rich wives – or come from rich families themselves.

  17. Brady wasn’t great from day 1, he greatly improved over time. While on his rookie contract he didn’t make much. He sure did afterwards.

    Its a fact that his most recent contracts are for less than other QBs.
    But he had the luxury of a wealthy spouse. You don’t know if he would have wanted more if he was the sole breadwinner.
    Brady is in a unique situation, and no one knows what his contract demands would be if his wife wasn’t rich.

  18. Patriots fans constantly say Brady is willing to take less, what a great team player he is. If Brady’s wife didn’t make any money, maybe Brady would want to get paid a lot more.

    —————

    Pretty sure he restructured his contracts before he met her.

    Definitely before he married her.

    It’s funny how people have to take a positive thing and twist it up.

  19. arclight1972 says:
    May 3, 2019 at 7:09 am
    >>> And my wife makes a lot of money.

    Bingo.

    Patriots fans constantly say Brady is willing to take less, what a great team player he is.
    If Bradys wife didn’t make any money, maybe Brady would want to get paid a lot more. Brady was taking under market deals before he ever met his wife he was being tounge and cheek because he knows ppl love to use that narrative plain and simple.

  20. As a Packer fan it sucks to have to like Brady. But it is tough to not like him. I have a feeling he will get a lifetime public relations contract with the team once his playing days are over to compensate for his short comings dollar wise during his playing days. The Packers offered the lifetime contract to Favre before he asked to be traded back in the day.

  21. Let’s not forget that if Brady wanted to break the bank, he might have to play elsewhere.
    Many older QBs played a few seasons elsewhere and had decent success; Montana, Moon, Favre, Namath, Unitas, Morton, Stabler, Pastorini, etc..
    Their has long been a debate whether it’s Brady or Belichick, and I for one would like Brady to play 1-2 years elsewhere just to see what he could do without Belichick/ Adams feeding him.

  22. mnrasslinggovjesse says:
    May 3, 2019 at 9:25 am

    He’s smart enough to know that their success is much more due to the head coach than to the QB.
    ===============================================================
    He was a losing coach before Brady. Check his record before Brady & after, there is no comparison.

  23. I for one would like Brady to play 1-2 years elsewhere just to see what he could do without Belichick/ Adams feeding him.

    ————-

    He would have the same work ethic, drive, skill set, the same football intelligence, and the same accuracy.

    I think it would depend on the amount of time you would give him to gel with his receivers.

  24. Thanks for providing the link to the full interview. Brady looked fantastic and was laughing and having a good time. The guy is living the dream. Incredible how he got a screaming ovation from an audience in LA.

  25. He’s grossly overpaid for someone who just throws slants and outs under ten yards.

  26. arclight1972 says:
    May 3, 2019 at 7:09 am
    >>> And my wife makes a lot of money.

    Bingo.

    Patriots fans constantly say Brady is willing to take less, what a great team player he is.
    If Bradys wife didn’t make any money, maybe Brady would want to get paid a lot more.

    48 106 Rate This

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    While true, in 2006 he took under market before he even met Giselle, so this is not new. It’s just a bonus his wife makes a lot of money.

  27. Mumfio says:

    He was a losing coach before Brady. Check his record before Brady & after, there is no comparison.

    Not unusual for a new HC to struggle the first couple of years, especially in a dumpster fire. You check the NE record when Tom Terrific was hurt.

  28. mumfio says:
    May 3, 2019 at 9:46 am
    mnrasslinggovjesse says:
    May 3, 2019 at 9:25 am

    He’s smart enough to know that their success is much more due to the head coach than to the QB.
    ===============================================================
    He was a losing coach before Brady. Check his record before Brady & after, there is no comparison.

    7 9 Rate This

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    He was taking a garbage franchise at the time in 1991, at the dawn of the cap era, to the playoffs in 1994 and 1995.

    He also had ERO say and control of his QB of choice and personnel decisions, other than getting rid of older, expensive players for the cap’s first year in 1993.

    You and others who use that argument are very small-brained people. It’s beyond clear that BB the GM and Coach would be wildly successful as GM AND Coach as he is now, even without Brady.

    His teambuilding and cap management is unparalleled and Brady benefits from that, even if Brady doesn’t gouge the team as well.

  29. I feel those of us here in New England are truly blessed to have been so fortunate as to have both Brady & Belichick together for such a run. They both grasp the big picture and don’t let selfishness or big egos get in the way of creating success.

  30. arclight1972 says:
    May 3, 2019 at 7:09 am
    >>> And my wife makes a lot of money.

    Bingo.

    Patriots fans constantly say Brady is willing to take less, what a great team player he is.
    If Bradys wife didn’t make any money, maybe Brady would want to get paid a lot more.

    ————-

    That’s an easy thing for Brady to say and I am sure it’s partially true, but his brand is 100% tied to winning and his brand is what will make sure he is paid for a long, long time to come. It’s not only about Gisele. That’s just an easy answer to give on a talk show.

    There’s a reason that Joe Montana’s net worth is 80 mil despite making far less than that during his career. It all started with his brand.

  31. I think the thing I’ve always felt for me in my life, winning has been a priority.

    I can’t stand Brady or the Patriots but he’s smarter than the other QBs. I can’t understand these players that complain about making “only” $10M per year. QBs have raised that bar to $30M per year. They may care about winning but it seems they care more about money. Unless you’re a total idiot just one year’s salary is enough for you to live comfortably for the rest of your life.

    I’m a little smarter than you think. Actually, it’s a salary cap. You can only spend so much and the more that one guy gets is less for others. And for a competitive advantage standpoint, I like to get a lot of good players around me.

    Are you listening Russell Wilson?

  32. vaphinfan says:
    May 3, 2019 at 10:57 am
    He’s grossly overpaid for someone who just throws slants and outs under ten yards.

    ————-

    Even though that isn’t true, let’s say it was and Brady only threw under 10 yards. If that wins games then it’s the right thing to do. If your QB throws it deep and loses, why is that better? Mahomes was susceptible to the Patriots pass rush because he was trying to go downfield. He lost.

    Brady executes the winning strategy like any good field general. If that means hand it off over and over again he does. When that doesn’t work, then he puts the team on his back, but only then.

  33. mnrasslinggovjesse says:
    May 3, 2019 at 9:25 am
    He’s smart enough to know that their success is much more due to the head coach than to the QB.

    ——————–

    Somehow people feel like if they say Belichick is more responsible in one argument and then Brady is more responsible in another it makes both of them look irrelevant, but somehow they won all those games right?

    Patriots fans don’t care who is more responsible, because the reality is we have had both there the whole time. It can be a fun debate, but it’s not really relevant as both guys were clearly needed to have this historic run.

  34. arclight1972 says:
    May 3, 2019 at 9:10 am
    Brady wasn’t great from day 1, he greatly improved over time. While on his rookie contract he didn’t make much. He sure did afterwards.

    Its a fact that his most recent contracts are for less than other QBs.
    But he had the luxury of a wealthy spouse. You don’t know if he would have wanted more if he was the sole breadwinner.
    Brady is in a unique situation, and no one knows what his contract demands would be if his wife wasn’t rich.

    —————

    Well, Brady won 3 Super Bowls by 2004 and signed and extension in 2005 for less than what he could have gotten. Then he met Gisele in 2006. So there’s that.

  35. Brady has always been overrated, its always been the system!! Look at the quarterbacks who played while he was suspended or hurt, they had career years.

  36. Belichick has made the playoffs once in 7 seasons as HC without Brady and made them 16 out of 17 times with him (and went to the SB 53% of that time winning 6).

    Why is this even a discussion? You are what your record says you are. The rest is excuses.

  37. He was a losing coach before Brady. Check his record before Brady & after, there is no comparison.

    ——-
    BB w/o Brady is 55 and 60.

  38. The haters crack me up once again.. So now, instead of making excuses why the Pats win, you’ve decided to change the narrative and argue why they win. Are you guys finally coming around?? Go Pats!!

  39. Tom was playing along with the joke. He knows people say that he takes less because his wife makes a lot of money, but he makes more than enough on salary and endorsements and his side business to pay the mortgage. Tom was doing this long before Giselle came along. I’ll never understand some of the hate out there for him. Those who know him say he’s a great guy and great teammate, and his drive and performance speak for themselves. I assume after he hangs it up a lot of that hate will turn to respect, but until then….let it flow…

  40. His wife could divorce him at any moment and take what is hers and leave him with his. Her money isn’t why he does what he does. I don’t think he is worried though.

  41. Most rich people want to get richer, they think it adds to their legacy. I don’t blame QBs or any other player for getting as much money as they can. I don’t want to hear them whine about the players or coaches when they lose because of the lack of talent around them. Say what you want about Brady and BB but they both have the same mindset of “what’s best for the team”. The Patriots over the last 2 decades haven’t had the luxury of high 1st round draft picks and exorbitant amounts of salary cap space to rebuild the team. Brady has done his part and BB has done his. Simple as that. Proof is the trophies. You haters think all your “ifs” can change that but it only makes you the lowest paid thinkers. 6X Champs.

  42. Brady knows he needs players around him to win championships. The same defenses or Olines that you haters said are the reason for Brady winning 6xs were built how? BB understands that to and he makes his decisions based on that. Proof is in all the SBs you haters have watched the Patriots play in. I really enjoy you haters. Please don’t change. You’re a ray of laughter to me. I guess I’m saying I need you. Please don’t change.

  43. mumfio says:
    May 3, 2019 at 9:46 am
    mnrasslinggovjesse says:
    May 3, 2019 at 9:25 am

    He’s smart enough to know that their success is much more due to the head coach than to the QB.
    ===============================================================
    He was a losing coach before Brady. Check his record before Brady & after, there is no comparison.
    —————————————
    He was a playoff winning coach in Cleveland before Art Modell destroyed the franchise…

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