Tom Brady, a New England Quarterback at 40

Tom Brady, a New England Quarterback at 40

Tom Brady, veteran quarterback with the New England Patriots will sign a 3 year extension.  To help the Patriots stay within the “cap”, he stepped down from the pay scale paid to “elite quarterbacks in the NFL.

It is reported that he will sign the 3 year deal for 27 million dollars, less than half of his previous 20 million dollar a year salary.

Brady’s reasoning was to allow the team to sign players that will continue to make them competitive and win another Super Bowl.

The Patriots have several key free agents this year, including wide receiver Wes Welker, tackle Sebastian Vollmer and cornerback Aqib Talib. Brady’s new deal makes it easier for the team to retain those players and also gives a team that’s been close to a Super Bowl championship the opportunity to build a roster to win it for the first time since the 2004 season.

Brady has been the Patriots’ starting quarterback since 2001, and has always stated that he wants to retire with New England.

James Turnage

Columnist-The Guardian Express

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