Reports: Tom Brady’s new deal runs through 2021, includes $8 million raise this year

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Tom Brady‘s next contract will tie him to the Patriots for the next three seasons, and give him an immediate pay raise.

The deal Brady and the Patriots have agreed on runs through 2021 and includes an $8 million raise this year, according to multiple reports.

Under his old deal, Brady was slated to make a $14 million base salary and another $1 million in per-game roster bonuses this season. The new deal pays him $23 million this year.

There’s no word on the full details of the contract and how much he’ll make in 2020 and 2021. Given that Brady is now 42 years old, it’s debatable whether he’ll even reach the 2021 season, when he’ll be 44. But Brady has said he sees himself playing until he’s 45, so perhaps he could not only play out this contract, but even sign another one after that.

79 responses to “Reports: Tom Brady’s new deal runs through 2021, includes $8 million raise this year

  1. No wonder the patriots are good….draft,sign,scout….they don’t over pay and always find a way to replace guys who think they are owed tons of money. Amazing and wished teams would follow suit.

  2. To put things into some perspective, Andrew Luck, Kirk Cousins, Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson, Ben Roethlisberger, and Matthew Stafford are paid more. Matthew Stafford will earn $29.5 million, Kirk Cousins will earn $29 million, Andrew Luck is set to earn $27.5 million, Aaron Rodgers will earn $26.5 million, Russell Wilson will earn $26.2 million and Roethlisberger’s salary is $26.2 million.

  3. This is great news for the rest of the league, the AFC East in particular. His stats were down last year, that’s just a fact, and at 42 that’s not going to reverse.

    Bill has no attachments when it comes to winning, he’s too smart to do a deal like this. This has Kraft written all over it.

  4. Cap hit is the only true indication of a player’s compensation. Brady’s cap hit before this extension was 27 million.

  5. On the field for 18 years Brady has been average:

    – averaging a super bowl appearance every other year.
    – averaging a super bowl win every third year.

    The dynasty continues…

  6. De Smith and his NFLPA are angry today because Tom Brady took less than his market value.
    Unions ALWAYS want to jack up salaries as much as possible, at everyone else’s expense of course.

  7. So, even though people like to ignore the cap number, if it is a $8 million raise for this year, that would make Brady the highest paid QB in the NFL for 2019. He was forth, behind Stafford, Cousins, and Luck. The cap number includes all bonus prepaid for the given season. Brady’s cap was $27 million for the year. Staffords is $29.5 million, Cousins $29 million, and Luck $27.525 million. Personally, I was expecting it go go up by 3-4 million, which still would have made him the highest paid. It will be interesting to see what it really is.

    Historically, Brady’s “team friendly” deals have been near term cap friendly, not necessarily dollars cheap. They usually come with big up front bonuses.

  8. FootballSeasonRules says:
    August 4, 2019 at 1:53 pm
    To put things into some perspective, Andrew Luck, Kirk Cousins, Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson, Ben Roethlisberger, and Matthew Stafford are paid more. Matthew Stafford will earn $29.5 million, Kirk Cousins will earn $29 million, Andrew Luck is set to earn $27.5 million, Aaron Rodgers will earn $26.5 million, Russell Wilson will earn $26.2 million and Roethlisberger’s salary is $26.2 million

    Right. That’s because Brady accepts deals that pay him far below market value. This is nothing new

  9. I was just in Boston and took a tour. during the tour they showed us where Brady use to live and they said that he now lives on part of the estate of Kraft. I wonder if what the deal is and should the NFL look into as a way they get around the cap. Let’s face it if any team does it, it would be NE. Here’s 14 M a year and you get free room and board at my estate.

  10. itsunclepauley says:
    August 4, 2019 at 2:02 pm
    This is great news for the rest of the league, the AFC East in particular. His stats were down last year, that’s just a fact, and at 42 that’s not going to reverse.

    Bill has no attachments when it comes to winning, he’s too smart to do a deal like this. This has Kraft written all over it.

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    This looks more likely like a Belichick move. Three seasons sounds about right and with that established BB now has a specific target date he can base a succession plan on.

    My only regret is he is going to get stopped one ring short of reaching double digits. Thats a shame because it would be fun to see.

  11. itsunclepauley says:
    August 4, 2019 at 2:02 pm
    This is great news for the rest of the league, the AFC East in particular. His stats were down last year, that’s just a fact, and at 42 that’s not going to reverse.

    Tom Brady only cares about one stat: winning Super Bowls. Which he has done with alarming regularity.

  12. His stats were down last year, that’s just a fact, and at 42 that’s not going to reverse.

    _______

    I would take the goat at 75% over most QBs in the NFL.

  13. richc111 says:
    August 4, 2019 at 2:45 pm
    “I was just in Boston and took a tour. during the tour they showed us where Brady use to live and they said that he now lives on part of the estate of Kraft. I wonder if what the deal is and should the NFL look into as a way they get around the cap. Let’s face it if any team does it, it would be NE. Here’s 14 M a year and you get free room and board at my estate.”

    Brady’s land abuts Kraft’s in Brookline. He doesn’t live in the “Kraft Kompound” though. I’m all Pats all day, but there are definitely questions about how Brady’s off field endeavors (his home, TB12, etc.) square with the NFL compensation and salary cap rules.

  14. The Patriots wanted to give him a longer deal and it was Brady who wanted it more short term. There could have been a scenario where the 49ers decided not to move forward with Jimmy Garoppolo and brought Brady back to the Bay Area for a year or two, but nobody (Krafts or Brady) want to see that.

    Oh, Chris Simms probably thinks Brady is overpaid.

  15. I feel sorry for the rest of the NFL. Guys like Mahomes are going to have to wait until Brady retires, and its probably not going to be anytime soon.

  16. When the lockout comes then he will retire trust me because is going to last a full he will be so out of shape that he may not even try to get on the field and plus he will spend more time with his family more

  17. In other news Geno Smith wants to remind everyone he’s still good enough to be a starter in this league and he’d cost much less…wahahahaha

  18. cadreamer1969 says:
    August 4, 2019 at 2:07 pm
    Cap hit is the only true indication of a player’s compensation. Brady’s cap hit before this extension was 27 million.
    —————
    You’re wrong. Because of the slightly odd way he’s always done rolling 2yr extensions, you have to look backward at yearly cash – as usual he was $15M last year and was due exactly the same this year before the extension. By doing it your way you can cherry pick depending on where he is in his extension-bonus cycles, which is of course just the selective data manipulation that haters like to employ.

  19. $23 million for a 42 year old QB? Must have been Mr. Kraft’s decision because Belichick would never.

  20. richc111 says:
    August 4, 2019 at 2:45 pm
    I was just in Boston and took a tour. during the tour they showed us where Brady use to live and they said that he now lives on part of the estate of Kraft. I wonder if what the deal is and should the NFL look into as a way they get around the cap. Let’s face it if any team does it, it would be NE. Here’s 14 M a year and you get free room and board at my estate.

    LAUGHABLE. Brady and his wife built a huge home in Brookline. Kraft lives in Chestnut Hill. He can we’ll afford his own home and does not need to live on Kraft’s property.

  21. You guys can pray for a drop off all you want but try not to do it in a year when he’s coming off a Super Bowl win it makes you look like idiots

  22. It has always been about BB. Without Brady, 11-5 with a journeyman QB. TB executes BB’s gameplan very well – dink and dunk. Average attempt yards in the air – 7.6 which is bottom 10% in the league. Same with average completion traveling 5.6 yards. Dink and dunk. FWIW – He’s the best ever at it. But the next QB will do the same. Nothing changes in the AFC LEast until BB leaves.

  23. LAUGHABLE. Brady and his wife built a huge home in Brookline. Kraft lives in Chestnut Hill. He can we’ll afford his own home and does not need to live on Kraft’s property…….

    I hear your point but since I live in Chestnut Hill it’s part Brookline, part Boston and part Newton. Your point is correct although Kraft and Brady live close they are completely separate properties

  24. I was hoping the Pats would sign Brady to a 15 year extension, so there would be almost no question he would play his entire career in New England. Now we Pats fans have to sweat Brady possibly choosing to chase big money as a free agent in 2022.

  25. Rodgers whined after signing the richest deal in NFL history by saying its not fair compared to NBA contracts.
    ——
    He did no such thing Mr troll.

  26. matt14gg says:
    August 4, 2019 at 3:05 pm
    richc111 says:
    August 4, 2019 at 2:45 pm
    “I was just in Boston and took a tour. during the tour they showed us where Brady use to live and they said that he now lives on part of the estate of Kraft. I wonder if what the deal is and should the NFL look into as a way they get around the cap. Let’s face it if any team does it, it would be NE. Here’s 14 M a year and you get free room and board at my estate.”

    Brady’s land abuts Kraft’s in Brookline. He doesn’t live in the “Kraft Kompound” though. I’m all Pats all day, but there are definitely questions about how Brady’s off field endeavors (his home, TB12, etc.) square with the NFL compensation and salary cap rules.

    ————————-
    You guys are both way off. The properties do not abut, they are about ahalf mile apart on separate streets. Even as crow flies there are about a dozen properties and part of a small college in between them. One of the houses in between is Dustin Pedroia’s which actually is very close to Kraft’s. Maybe he is on a secret payroll?

  27. Biggest cheating fake fraud in sports history. Paid under the table by Kraft, takes Brazilian HGH. It is unreal the level of cheating the Patriots get away with.

  28. “footballpat says:
    August 4, 2019 at 4:18 pm
    LAUGHABLE. Brady and his wife built a huge home in Brookline. Kraft lives in Chestnut Hill. He can we’ll afford his own home and does not need to live on Kraft’s property…….

    I hear your point but since I live in Chestnut Hill it’s part Brookline, part Boston and part Newton. Your point is correct although Kraft and Brady live close they are completely separate properties.”

    Brady bought his parcel from Pine Manor College. Jonathan Kraft lives in that area too, next to Soule Rec.

  29. “Unions ALWAYS want to jack up salaries as much as possible, at everyone else’s expense of course.”

    I guess – if you think that owners are “everyone else.”

    Hoping that’s the dumbest thing I hear or read today…

  30. I’m a Bills fan – and have watched from afar since Jack Kemp in the AFL championships in the 60’s, OJ in the 70’s, and on to Kelly & Co. in the 90’s. Have watched the Steelers and so many other ‘dynasties’ – but while most Buffalo fans can’t stand the Pats, I am grateful to have watched such a high quality team / organization throughout the years perform so well, with so many different players and coaches, throughout so many changes in NFL rules and culture. The Pats aren’t perfect – from players to coaches to owner – but they’re collectively better than anyone other team in the NFL this millennium.

  31. I do believe this is the final year for Tommy. This offense desperately needs to incorporate speed, not Tb’s forte. Looking for 1 more playoff run, will not be easy.

  32. thermanmerman99 says:
    August 4, 2019 at 4:35 pm
    Biggest cheating fake fraud in sports history. Paid under the table by Kraft, takes Brazilian HGH. It is unreal the level of cheating the Patriots get away with.
    ———————

    You mad bro?

    Wait until 57 year old Tom Brady throws the Super Bowl winning touchdown pass to his son Jack and then let’s see how pissed off you really get.

  33. thermanmerman99 says:
    August 4, 2019 at 4:35 pm
    Biggest cheating fake fraud in sports history. Paid under the table by Kraft, takes Brazilian HGH. It is unreal the level of cheating the Patriots get away with.

    #enjoyyourkoolaid

  34. “yesser12 says: August 4, 2019 at 2:13 pm. Father Time is undefeated.”

    Wow. That sure is profound. Never heard that one before.

  35. Paid under the table by Kraft, takes Brazilian HGH.

    ————————

    If you’re gonna just make things up, why not be creative. I think Brady is an alien cyborg.

  36. richc111 says:
    August 4, 2019 at 2:45 pm
    I was just in Boston and took a tour. during the tour they showed us where Brady use to live and they said that he now lives on part of the estate of Kraft. I wonder if what the deal is and should the NFL look into as a way they get around the cap. Let’s face it if any team does it, it would be NE. Here’s 14 M a year and you get free room and board at my estate.

    ********
    So a Boston tour guide is your source?

    That’s awesome! Call 1-800-tin-foil. It’s the Goodell – Tattle on the Patriots hotline. There is a $1 billion reward.

  37. I would take the goat at 75% over most QBs in the NFL.
    ————
    I’d take him at 50% over ALL the other qbs. keep the stats, I’ll take the rings.

  38. pkrlvr says:
    August 4, 2019 at 4:21 pm
    Rodgers whined after signing the richest deal in NFL history by saying its not fair compared to NBA contracts.
    ——
    He did no such thing Mr troll.
    ———————————
    Yes he did.

    August 2018:
    Aaron Rodgers agreed to a record-breaking contract with the Green Bay Packers on Wednesday, but he acknowledged that he had to make some compromises to get a deal done.
    The two-time NFL MVP let it be known that he would’ve preferred an NBA-style contract, featuring more guaranteed money and a flexible salary that was tied to the salary cap.

  39. “Brady is paid a large amount off the books.”

    All that sort of comment says is the person making it would do the unethical thing to make more money even if you’d already made the 250 million+ Tom has if they were in his place.

  40. “Biggest cheating fake fraud in sports history. Paid under the table by Kraft, takes Brazilian HGH. It is unreal the level of insanity and delusion the Patriots inspire in fans of other teams.”

    Fixed your comment for you

  41. I’d take him at 50% over ALL the other qbs.
    ————-

    Interesting.

    Mahomes?
    Wilson?
    Brees?

    It’s actually easier to list the QBs that I would take!

  42. thermanmerman99 says:
    August 4, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    Biggest cheating fake fraud in sports history. Paid under the table by Kraft, takes Brazilian HGH. It is unreal the level of cheating the Patriots get away with.

    You must know something the rest of the football world is totally unaware of. Care to divulge the source of your information?

  43. “I guess – if you think that owners are “everyone else.””

    I would think that fans are included in “everyone else” since the ticket prices go up to pay for higher and higher salaries.

  44. mikespillane337 says:
    August 4, 2019 at 5:39 pm
    Wib22… Two more years of knocking your team out the playoffs. You’re used to it by now.

    ———————-
    His team doesn’t get far enough to get knocked out by the Patriots.

  45. “TB executes BB’s gameplan very well – dink and dunk. Average attempt yards in the air – 7.6 which is bottom 10% in the league. Same with average completion traveling 5.6 yards. Dink and dunk.”

    “2 more years of 5 yard outs!”

    If it’s SO easy and it wins Super Bowls why doesn’t everyone else do it? Last I checked you play to win the game, not for style points.

  46. It’s awesome seeing all these comments from fans of other teams belittling what Tom has done….. it still shows the fear & realestate He instills & owns in those poor lost souls….

  47. Who would you want to be?

    Player A salary of 27 million only
    Player B salary of 14 million 1 million bonus 12 million prorated bonus

    Player B all day long
    Player A is getting paid in 2019 dollars
    Player B portion of his cap hit has been paid in previous year(s) dollars
    which is worth more because of inflation

  48. Here is the thing–and this is not at all new for TB12…he wants a fair wage. Not the most..he has said this time and again, it is not how he values his worth. Its not how he measures success. If he did, he would have cashed in in 05, or in 08 pre injury. His parents still live in the house he grew up in.I mean…I think all of us would have bought our parents a new house…but that family.. Money is not a motivator for him or how he was obviously brought up, and never has been.

    Every time the Brady contract talks come up it seems like the sports media can’t grasp what Tom is doing. The the conspiracy theories start exc. It really is this simple. Tom doesn’t care that much about money. Especially now. He does care about legacy, excellence exc. It really is what motivates him.

    No he doesn’t live on Kraft properties. No he doesn’t have some shady under the table whatever. He and his wife are worth half a billion and counting. They don’t need a handout of property to build a house or whatever. Its laughable.

    Now when it is all said and done, and Brady and Bob Kraft are riding into the sunset, do I think Brady gets a slice of the team..yeah I won’t be surprised.

  49. I believe that any ownership change or partial ownership sale(which the NFL hates, see the Pittsburgh Steelers)must be approved by the owners. Do you actually think the owners will allow any transfer of ownership interest to a former player?

  50. Why are Brady’s void years $30m and $32m?

    $23m (2019) +$30m (2020) + $32m (2021) = $85m. Divide that by 3 and you get….. $28.3m per season.

    28-3……it never gets old

  51. itsunclepauley says:

    August 4, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    This is great news for the rest of the league, the AFC East in particular. His stats were down last year, that’s just a fact, and at 42 that’s not going to reverse.

    Bill has no attachments when it comes to winning, he’s too smart to do a deal like this. This has Kraft written all over it.

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

    Brady’s stats were “down” with 4 missed games from Edelman, the loss of his WR1 from year before, his most gifted receiver getting suspended 2/3 way through the year, a down year from Gronk and multiple RB injuries.

  52. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:

    August 4, 2019 at 4:07 pm

    $23 million for a 42 year old QB? Must have been Mr. Kraft’s decision because Belichick would never.

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

    Derek Carr made $25mil last year. $23mil for Brady looks pretty good.

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