Tom Brady

FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2015, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady smiles on the sideline during the second half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas. The last time Brady and Co. were 8-0 was in 2007, and the Patriots wound up getting all the way to 18-0 before losing to Eli Manning's Giants in the Super Bowl. New York and coach Tom Coughlin defeated New England and coach Bill Belichick in another Super Bowl four seasons later. (AP Photo/Tim Sharp, File) Tim Sharp/AP

Tom Brady’s contract is win for the Patriots.

Brady’s four-year, $60 million deal includes $28 million signing bonus, via The Boston Globe’s Ben Volin.

Under his previous contract, Brady was set to earn $19 million in the next two years. The Patriots quarterback is now set to earn $30 million. For a point of comparison, newly signed Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler will make $37 million.

His base salary is $1 million in 2016 and 2017, and $14 million in 2018 and 2019. His cap hit for the Patriots will be $14 million in 2016 and 2017 and $22 million in 2018 and 2019. Because of his low salary in 2016 and big singing bonus, Brady’s new deal could save him $2 million in the event he needs to serve his four-game suspension for Deflategate.


Brady will have a per-game roster bonus in 2018 and 2019. Every game he’s active, he’ll recieve $62,500.

The deal is broken down at length by The Globe’s Ben Volin.

Tom Brady Career Timeline

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