Re: Is Tom Brady overpaid?
posted at 3/31/2012 12:17 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Is Tom Brady overpaid?
In Response to Re: Is Tom Brady overpaid? : You have no idea what you're talking about. Maybe Bob Kraft can help you . . . "I think we're blessed to have the number one quarterback in the NFL," Kraft said of Brady. "But let's also remember, that when he restructures his deal, he's getting a big bundle of cash up-front. But it is helping us create cap room."
Posted by prolate0spheroid
Right. But, if he got hurt tomorrow, the cash in 2013 wouldn't even be there. They could just cut him and walk away from the deal which is what I just said above. He gets more money upfront like Sanchez just did.
I know exactly what I am talking about. NE can walk away from Brady in 2013. Doubtful, but with his age and the cap spiking in 2014, you just never know.
Look at what just happend with the Colts and Gomer. They HAD to pay him 28 million they didn't want to risk or pay for with the #1 pick, so they got nothing. If Gomer had structured his deal differently, even by taking more cash up front like Brady is doing, he loses leverage in staying a Colt.
You're not realizing that just because Brady says I want to play until I am 40, that doesn't mean he can or he'll be 2010 Brady.
By BB getting him to restructure, it helps the cap, BB can move money around to give Brady more cash now, but it also hurts Brady's chances of retiring a Patriot.
That one injury changes things.
08:01 AM ET 03.28 | Tom Brady quietly restructured his contract late last week, and the new arrangement underscores an unfortunate reality for NFL players: Numbers aren't always what they seem. In dropping his 2012 cap number from $15.2 million to $8 million, Brady received $10.8 million to sign and a reduced, but fully guaranteed, base salary of $950,000. But he has no guarantees beyond that. The Patriots can release Brady without consequence at any time before the fifth day of the 2013 league year. If they don't, his $9.75 million base salary becomes fully guaranteed. ... Then, if Brady is on the roster for the last game of the 2013 season, his base salary of $9.75 million for 2014 becomes fully guaranteed.
Read more: http://www.fannation.com/truth_and_rumors/view/326330-patriots-can-walk-away-from-brady-contract#ixzz1qiE0tSfo
So, good deal for the Pats as a team, thanks to Brady for doing it and we'll see.