posted at 7/25/2013 10:23 AM EDT
In response to donrd4's comment:
If Tom Brady felt discomfort would he risk loseing out on a fat contract? Tom Brady will not play his neck is sore??? Funny.... So your saying Buch should sit out till 2015 so he can collect a fat paycheck..... From who ??? Keep it up and his next team will only pay him soft!!!!!!
are you seriously trying to compare Tom Brady's contract status to Clay's?
here, i will give you some knowledge for free:
TB is currently on a 5yr $70MM contract. TB's net worth is already over $100MM (and that includes taking a "discount" with the Pats)
May 2o11 to May 2012 Earnings according to Forbes: $27 Million
May 2o10 to May 2011 Earnings according to Forbes: $31 Million
Tom Brady’s Career Salary:
2009 Patriots - $ 8,007,280
2008 Patriots - $ 8,001,320
2007 Patriots - $ 6,005,160
2006 Patriots - $ 16,004,840
2005 Patriots - $ 15,654,180
2004 Patriots - $ 5,504,200
2003 Patriots - $ 3,129,700
2002 Patriots - $ 3,878,780
2001 Patriots - $ 314,993
2000 Patriots - $ 205,800
As for Clay and being overprotective....Baseball landscape is full of overpaid contracts for players with talent regardless of whether you, me, or tommy down the block thinks he's "soft". and Clay has talent. Barring a major injury Clay will be looking at 18 to 20MM per for 4-6 years in his next contract. Once that is signed, i would expect he will pitch during minor "discomfort"......
maybe try hockey analysis?