Patriots Extend Tom Brady

Yesterday the New England Patriots extended their Hall of Fame quarterback Tom Brady on a two-year, $70 million extension.

That number is a bit misleading, however. This season Brady will be paid $23 million, which is an $8 million pay raise from what Brady was slated to make this season.

This new deal will take him through the 2021 season, but just like most deals that Brady signs, it will likely be re-worked again next offseason and will essentially act as a one-year deal.

With Brady having just turned 42 years old, it’s worth wondering if he will make it through the 2021 season still being the quarterback of the Patriots, but he hasn’t shown many signs of slowing down.

Last season at 41 years old, Brady threw for 4,355 yards and 29 touchdowns to 11 interceptions. Those numbers were slightly down from previous seasons and in the postseason he wasn’t nearly what we have become used to at that time of year, despite the Patriots winning another Super Bowl.

That slight decrease in numbers and two playoff touchdowns to three playoff interceptions could be a sign of him finally showing his age, but until we see a steeper drop off in his production, there’s no reason to believe that Brady still won’t be up there as an MVP candidate at seasons end.

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Author: Jared Woodcock

I am the founder and owner of Sports Daily Gameday Insight. I am also currently a business student at the University of Oregon

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