New contract seems to indicate Tom Brady will play in 2019

FOXBOROUGH — The renegotiated contract signed by Tom Brady is a strange one, from his perspective.

Brady didn’t get any extra years tacked onto his new contract, which still runs through 2019. And he didn’t get much out of the new deal — just a chance to earn an extra $5 million this year if he finishes as a top-five NFL quarterback in various statistical categories.

That’s a lot of money for you and me, but for Brady, who has made nearly $200 million in career football earnings and is married to a fabulously wealthy supermodel, it’s not exactly life-changing money. Even with the raise, Brady still is paid like Blake Bortles and Sam Bradford, and not the elite QBs. And they didn’t give him a raise or an incentive package for 2019.