Tom Brady rakes in another $2.35 million in royalties

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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has a grossly below-market deal when it comes to football earnings. When it comes to earnings for jerseys, video games, and trading cards, he earns more than anyone else in the league.

According to Daniel Kaplan of TheAthletic.com, Brady raked in $2.35 million in NFLPA endorsements, based on the union’s most recent filing. That’s over and above his individual earnings from deals with companies like UGG and UnderArmour.

Brady saw his extra earnings drop from $2.5 million for the last calendar year, but he’s still at the top for all players. Coming in second for the current years is Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, whose $2 million nearly matches his $2.025 million salary for 2019.

Raiders receiver Antonio Brown finished in third place, with $1.5 million. Other notable earners include Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield, who made $1.156 million, and Jets quarterback Sam Darnold, who made $1.04 million.

Brady’s earnings don’t begin to bridge the gap between his current NFL playing contract and the on-field money earned by other players. His popularity underscores that he could be (and should be) getting more.

53 responses to “Tom Brady rakes in another $2.35 million in royalties

  1. Yes, but how much is the less then honorable Patriots organization giving him under the table…….

  2. He should NOT be getting paid more just because other teams mismanage their cap. He is the greatest player in history because he has more will to win than anyone else. Part of that is not sucking up all your team mates money. The other part is just being a hell of a lot better in the clutch than anyone else. End result -the 6 rings and twice as many wins as 2nd and 3rd place combined!

  3. Well, Tom’s interest on investment probably exceed what he us missing in salary. While you have guys like rodgers that want another quarterback to do his deal first so that he can top him.

  4. This kind of data makes you wonder about the common wisdom that Tom Brady is hated by most fans outside NE. Pats fans have had 20 years to pick up their #12 over priced jersey to show him their respect, and there probably isn’t a home of a NE sports fan that didn’t have one by 2011.

    SO you have to ask yourself why is he STILL outselling every other player in the NFL. Could it be that JUST maybe, he more beloved by the nation as a whole than the media would lead you to believe.

  5. He takes between $5-$9m than he could be getting yet is always in the SB, and won 3 in recent years. What a remarkable coincidence… or maybe he realizes that $5-$9m can be used on 2-3 quality starters or Pro Bowlers that GET him to the Super Bowl, rather than whining about Mike Glennon’s contract and demanding to be the #1 highest paid guy in the NFL, and still collects on the backend since being a 6-time champ is going to keep him earning for the next 40 years.

  6. domedaddy says:
    June 17, 2019 at 11:07 pm
    Peyton Manning is making $15M a year in endorsements and televised commercials. Just sayin’
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    ….who is pehghton manning?

  7. Have you guys noticed his wife Gisele Bündchen is worth 400m and Tom is worth 180m… I mean the bread winner more than makes up for whatever money he has decided he doesn’t need to make. Tell me if your QBs wife was worth 400m, the QB on your team wouldn’t take a pay cut to help win championships?

  8. Brady is a rich man but he does not have an ego that needs to be fed by taking every last penny of the salary cap that he can get.

    He is the GoaT and the ultimate team leader.

    He also gets the 118k or so for winning the Super Bowl or 59k for losing it.
    I’m sure Westwood pays him for those MNF Jim Gray chats as well.

  9. What a Brilliant Post!! Yes, you are a Moron!

    Lockport Lax says:
    June 17, 2019 at 11:03 pm
    Yes, but how much is the less then honorable Patriots organization giving him under the table…….

  10. If by taking less money in salary helps his team win championships, then it may be a wise financial move by Brady in order to maximize his off field earnings potential. In addition to endorsements his TB12 enterprise has enormous earning potential over a lifetime that could far exceed the amount of money that he has earned in salaries. It’s the ability to win that separates Brady from the pack and draws interest to his brand.

  11. Tom Brady traded in salary for championships. That’s simply why he is the GOAT. I don’t like him but I respect him. Also Mrs. Brady does alright for herself, as she makes more annually then her husband. Which again shows you he doesn’t have the ego of some of the other QBs in this league.

  12. When your the GOAT of the GREATEST NFL Dynasty in its history, it only stands to reason!! No one ever will be able to accomplish or match this mans achievements. All through sheer commitment and drive. And to all the Salty haters……..it’s not over yet!

  13. Could it be that JUST maybe, he more beloved by the nation as a whole than the media would lead you to believe.

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    Excellent point. When I talk to friends or meet people from other parts of the country, I brace myself for the hate on the Pats.

    But surprisingly most people say they like them.

    Keyboard warriors.

  14. But…but..but.. no body outside NE respects Brady!

    Right, CRYBABIES??? Must be all those “bandwagon Patriots fans”
    Right, CRYBABIES???

    GOAT x 6

  15. bad organizations overpay

    Brilliant organizations can manage their players and kick the entire league’s a$$ every single season for TWENTY years!!

    Incredible!

  16. Remember money doesn’t matter to him with his model wife pulling in so much more money because she can look into a camera with pouty lips and eyes.

    And Gisele doesn’t do it for me.

    Give me someone like BatDad’s wife.

  17. domedaddy says:
    June 17, 2019 at 11:07 pm
    Peyton Manning is making $15M a year in endorsements and televised commercials. Just sayin’
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    Try reading the article. This is not all of his endorsement money just the portion from the NFLPA marketing agreement. Plus another $1.2 million in rings.

  18. The Patriots organization was built on cheating. But I don’t blame Belichick or Kraft, after losing so much you have two options: keep losing because you can’t get the job done which you will be fired anyway or cheat and get away with it which have they done while slimming up Goodell.

  19. Tom Brady is arguably the best of all time. He is also a magnet for bandwagon fans.
    When you ask the average guy wearing a Brady Jersey who was the QB before Brady or Bledsoe, they have no idea. Brady is a unique talent, but like Joe Montana 49er fans ( When was the last time you saw someone wearing 9ers gear ? ) they will disappear when he does and jump on the next bandwagon pulling through town.

  20. domedaddy says:
    June 17, 2019 at 11:07 pm

    Peyton Manning is making $15M a year in endorsements and televised commercials. Just sayin’
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    All you’re “saying” is that you don’t understand the point of this article. This is money from licensed NFL-gear and not from outside endorsements that you don’t know what Brady is being paid. Why don’t you go shine Manning’s bulbous head while Brady shines his 6 rings and counting.

  21. There seems to be some confusion here. It was soon-to-be Hall of Fame owner Pat Bowlen that paid Hall of Fame quarterback and current GM of the Broncos under the table in order to cheat their way to the franchise’s only two Super Bowl championships. You’ll note those championships don’t have any asterisks next to them in the history books, despite being perhaps nearly as deserving of them as the 1919 Black Sox.

  22. Whilst some of the below is accurate, remember that if you’re asking this question of anyone around the age of 20…….. they’ve never been alive to see a QB before Brady….. and anyone up to age 25-30 might be too young to remember anything pre-Brady

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    arcross12042004scorp15 says:
    June 18, 2019 at 7:26 am
    Tom Brady is arguably the best of all time. He is also a magnet for bandwagon fans.
    When you ask the average guy wearing a Brady Jersey who was the QB before Brady or Bledsoe, they have no idea. Brady is a unique talent, but like Joe Montana 49er fans ( When was the last time you saw someone wearing 9ers gear ? ) they will disappear when he does and jump on the next bandwagon pulling through town.

  23. Brady doesn’t do alot of commercials or endorsements, his focus is on football. But when he does it’s not for a 10 pizza it’s for expensive cars and watches.
    His wife makes more than he does but have you noticed how it is he who is deciding when he retires? You can answer after you do the vacuuming and dishes… Tough guy.

  24. Maybe if the dolphins were playing in the water polo league??? Nope, they would still lose. I did see on Google that they are having the hobby horse championship in France.. Phinfan… That’s your chance at getting a trophy. Or badminton.

  25. Same thing can be said about asking someone who wears a Russell Wilson, Peyton manning, Big Ben, Joe Montana, Drew Brees, John Elway, Cam Newton,Jim Kelly or any other players jersey (QB or otherwise) that was great for their team, so what’s your point?

  26. You can call him clutch, but he makes A LOT of mistakes that have cost them games. Had Dee Ford lined up inside, he threw the pick that would have ended it. Look, I’m not saying he’s not great, but the must have a leprechaun shoved somewhere inside him. Always gets those lucky breaks…AND just as important, notice how his receivers NEVER drop the ball? It’s uncanny…the one time Edelman did in the Super Bowl, they lost.
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    Interesting approach. You say he makes a lot of mistakes that have cost them games but then only mention one that didn’t cost them the game (plus you could argue Gronk should have made that catch anyway). You also say receivers don’t drop passes but fail to mention in that same game Edelman let one go right through his hands for an INT. Plus the Pats lost the second Giants SB because Welker dropped a pass that he makes 99% of the time. So, yes Brady is super clutch and no he rarely makes mistakes that costs the Pats any games.

  27. when you put the extra money into talented receivers and a solid offensive line – you not only have success but also are able to extend career

  28. arcross12042004scorp15 says:
    June 18, 2019 at 7:26 am
    Tom Brady is arguably the best of all time. He is also a magnet for bandwagon fans.
    When you ask the average guy wearing a Brady Jersey who was the QB before Brady or Bledsoe, they have no idea.
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    In all fairness, a lot of fans at this point weren’t even ALIVE before Bledsoe took over as QB in 1993.

  29. Dak at #2 with $2 million. I ask you, if he didn’t play for the Cowboys, and played for someone like say Tennessee, where do you think he would fall? I’d say like less than $500k. Heck, Troy Aikman STILL makes $400k from this! It pays to have that star on your helmet.

  30. Excellent point. When I talk to friends or meet people from other parts of the country, I brace myself for the hate on the Pats.

    But surprisingly most people say they like them.

    Keyboard warriors.
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    I’m in Houston where our local team gets embarrassed by the Patriots every time they play. The fan base here should hate ’em as much as anyone but instead what I find is a ton of respect, begrudging as it may be. And more to the point, not a lot of hatred.
    As in so many other instances these days, I think it’s a highly vocal 20% that like to portray themselves as representing 60%.
    And the 60% have families, lives and other things to concern themselves with other than spending every waking moment despising Brady and Belichick.

  31. Brady doesn’t do alot of commercials or endorsements…….

    Wrong. He reps bed mattresses, Ugghs, watches, rings, and so much more. And, there is nothing wrong with that. Get the money while you can.

  32. Only Belichick could have seen and developed the potential in Brian Griese’s backup at Michigan. Congratulations to both Belichick and Brady for reaching another milestone.

  33. Lockport Lax says:
    June 17, 2019 at 11:03 pm

    Yes, but how much is the less then honorable Patriots organization giving him under the table…….
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    Answer: ZERO

    Sounds like you might be starting to believe nonsense that is was spread by those who can’t accept reality.

  34. mikespillane337 says:
    June 18, 2019 at 1:45 am

    Haters family members.
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    Patriots haters kids and significant others, all have to pretend not to be Brady fans when patriot hater is around.

  35. vaphinfan says:
    June 18, 2019 at 7:17 am

    The Patriots organization was built on cheating.
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    Anyone who believes that has a though process that was built on stupidity.

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