The New England Patriots will add $5 million in performance-based incentives to quarterback Tom Brady‘s contract by this weekend, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Thursday.
Brady is currently scheduled to make $15 million this season, and the team is adding the incentives to bring him to closer to the market, the source told Schefter.
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The adjustments are similar to what the Patriots did last year with tight end Rob Gronkowski‘s deal, the source told Schefter.
Brady, the NFL’s reigning Most Valuable Player, turned 41 on Aug. 3 and is entering his 19th season. He has two years remaining on his contract.
His average salary of $15 million ranks 22nd in the NFL, just behind the Cleveland Browns’ Tyrod Taylor ($15.3 million) and the Cincinnati Bengals’ Andy Dalton ($16 million), per the Roster Management System. The highest-paid quarterback is Matt Ryan of the Atlanta
Article source: http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/24330812/new-england-patriots-expected-adjust-contract-tom-brady
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