In what will go down as one of the most memorable days for Tom Brady, the 33-year-old started a day with a bang and then ended it with one too.
After an early morning car accident, Brady inked a 4-year contract extension, making him the NFL’s highest-paid player with a contract worth $72 million, with $48.5 million guaranteed. Brady has never entered a season in a final year of his contract as the quarterback’s current extension will guarantee that he will be a New England Patriot until 2014.
Brady has said, however, that he wants to play until he’s 40.
Just three days until the Patriots take on the Cincinnati Bengals in the season-opener, you can bet that Brady wanted to get an extension done, as the nightmares of 2008 and Bernard Pollard still loomed in the minds of Brady and Patriot-fans alike. As well as the early morning car accident.
But that’s all water under the Foxborough bridge now as the 33-year-old will be the highest-paid player in the NFL next season. However, Brady may not be the highest-paid player for long as extensions for Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, and Tony Romo lie in the balance but with an NFL lockout looming, negotiations can be tricky.
Luckily for Tom Brady and the Patriots, their were no tricks to this trade. Just treats. As there will be no waiting to see where the two-time Super Bowl MVP suits in the season’s to come.