Recent Patriots rumors are about the details for Tom Brady’s recently reworked contract.
As we move toward the second week of the preseason, recent Patriots rumors are about the reworked contract for Tom Brady for the upcoming season. While Brady didn’t play in the first preseason game, as he deals with a minor back issue, he did reportedly get his contract reworked.
Since Brady is one of the best players in the NFL, he is vastly underpaid compared to other players in the NFL, especially quarterbacks. With some money still available, the Patriots recently reworked the contract of Brady in order to give him the opportunity to make some more money this coming season.
While many might have thought tight end Rob Gronkowski would have had his deal reworked first, it instead is Brady who got some more incentives in his contract. According to Alber Breer, here are the details of Brady’s reworked contract.
The new incentives will allow Brady to make another $5 million this coming season if he performs like he has over the past few years. Brady was in the Top 5 in the NFL last season in passing touchdowns, passing yards, completion percentage, yards per attempt, and quarterback rating.
These are the five categories that he will once again have to be in the Top 5 for next season, as he can receive $1 million for each category he ranks in the Top 5. Coming off an MVP, Brady was able to place in the Top 5 in all these categories last season, but doing so again could be difficult.
However, if the Patriots win the Super Bowl, he will receive $2 million per incentive, but will still be capped at $5 million in total. For Brady, this rework of his contract should allow him to take home at least a few extra million, and would likely result in $5 million if the Patriots win the Super Bowl.
With Brady getting his deal reworked, we will now have to wait and see if they do something similar for Gronkowski. Like Brady, Gronkowski is also underpaid and certainly deserves the opportunity to make some more money.