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Tee: Follow-up to your post below about Brady's contract:
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Posted by: Russ Walden

03/16/2021, 15:45:50

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To make those moves, the Bucs needed to clear up some cap space and were able to do so by extending 43-year-old quarterback Tom Brady last Friday.
It's technically a four-year extension that is voidable after one. In
short, it means Brady is a Buccaneer through 2022 now. The restructure
made Brady less of a cap hit this year, which in turn should allow the
Bucs more flexibility when it comes to keeping other players. This isn't
something new for Brady, either. He's notorious for taking
team-friendly deals and restructuring his contracts in order to help the
organization retain or go after talent. Talk about a team-first guy,
right?
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I first became aware of this in 2013/2014 (I think) after the Patriots had lost Wes Welker in Free Agency because they didn't have enough left in the tank to keep him. Brady came to the team and proposed a cut in his own pay in order to keep some player(s) whom I have forgotten.

While rummaging around trying to figure out which year it was, I ran across this article:

Tom Brady sacrificed at least $60 million in his career helping the Patriots build Super Bowl-winning rosters

Excerpt: Brady frequently took contract extensions and restructured his
deals to help the Patriots address other positions, giving up at least
$60 million in his career, and maybe as much as $100 million.

Interesting guy, huh? Part of the reason I have my Bellichick Dart Board.

Take care,
Russ








Modified by Russ Walden at Tue, Mar 16, 2021, 15:59:19


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