Tom Brady has been the constant presence on the field throughout the Patriots’ dynasty run, as he has been the quarterback for all six of their championships since 2001-02.
His longevity and ability to, quite frankly, get better as he ages has been nothing short of incredible, and after another Super Bowl win a year ago he and the Pats have shown few signs of slowing down. Still, at age 42, one has to wonder when the end is coming for Brady as an NFL player.
His contract was set to run up at the end of this year, but he and the Patriots had been discussing a new deal this offseason. On Sunday, word came down from ESPN’s Adam Schefter and NFL Network’s Ian Rapaport that a two-year extension had been agreed to that will keep Brady in Foxborough through 2021, and give him a raise to $23 million in salary this season.
Patriots’ QB Tom Brady is signing a two-year extension that will pay him $23 million this year, per source. It makes him the 6th highest-paid QB in the league.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 4, 2019
For the #Patriots and QB Tom Brady, it’s a two-year extension that raises his salary from $15M this year to $23M, source said. No full terms yet, but at the least, a raise this year.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 4, 2019
It’s a healthy raise for Brady, who rises to being the sixth-highest paid quarterback in the NFL with the bump in salary this year. It also allows the Patriots to know they have at least three more seasons with the future Hall of Famer before they need to have his replacement in place — although they’d like to begin grooming a young quarterback for that job sometime soon.