Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady has motivation to win Super Bowl LV far beyond just money.
Brady’s legacy, already seemingly infallible, would get yet another boost with his seventh Super Bowl victory (six is an NFL record). A chance to beat young superstar Patrick Mahomes is compelling as well.
But Brady also has financial interests tied up in Tampa Bay’s success: According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Brady made $500,000 in incentives simply by defeating the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship on Sunday, and he can earn another $500,000 with a victory. Per Schefter, Brady has already collected $1.25 million total already this postseason.
In his career to date, Brady has already made more than $262 million in salary alone. The Buccaneers owe him another $25 million for next season as well.
Brady has been well worth the money for the Buccaneers, who have only reached the Super Bowl one other time — Super Bowl XXXVII, which they won. Tampa Bay made the NFC Championship twice prior to this season.
Brady finished 20-for-36 passing against the Green Bay Packers in Tampa Bay’s 31-26 victory on Sunday. He threw for three touchdowns and three interceptions. During the regular season, he threw for 40 touchdowns and 12 interceptions with a completion percentage of 65.7.
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