Tom Brady to have contract adjusted with big incentives

Annette Crawford
August 10, 2018

Brady was due to make $15 million in cash in 2018, which put him behind quarterbacks like Jimmy Garoppolo, Kirk Cousins, Drew Brees, Blake Bortles, Alex Smith, Eli Manning, and Aaron Rodgers.

New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick did not provide further information on a Boston Globe report that quarterback Tom Brady is dealing with a sore back, which has affected his workload, but acknowledged the team is balancing multiple factors in scaling back the work of some players.


Brady, 41, signed a two-year, $41m contract prior to last season. "I've never brought up money for a lot of reasons that I've said over the years", the five-time Super Bowl champion said. Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is the top-earning in the National Football League at the quarterback position after he signed a five-year, $150 million contract in May.

Brady, who did not participate in offseason workouts but attended mandatory minicamp in Foxborough, Mass., has not commented on his contract. Schefter adds the changes to the contract will likely be finalized by Friday, with the Patriots adding up to $5 million in those incentives to Tom Brady's contract. Ten other quarterbacks have a higher salary cap value than Brady, who is slated to earn $15m in 2018.

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