Patriots Reveal What They Will Pay Tom Brady
The Patriots revealed what they will pay Tom Brady recently.
Brady, 42, is an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
As such, he will have free reign when it comes to picking which organization he will play for next.
Up to this point, he has offered almost no indication regarding which team he wants to play for.
The Los Angeles Chargers, Las Vegas Raiders, Indianapolis Colts, Miami Dolphins and Tennessee Titans have all been mentioned as potential suitors for him.
Obviously the Patriots are still in the running as well, even though he has not really indicated a desire to remain with the organization.
Ian Rapoport on @DaleKeefeWEEI: “From my understanding, the Patriots ownership, who writes the checks, is willing to pay Brady more than $30 million. … The Patriots want Tom Brady and would be willing to go where they haven’t before to keep him.”
— Ryan Hannable (@RyanHannable) February 6, 2020
The two biggest factors that will likely determine where Brady lands are salary and supporting players.
Recently, NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport indicated that Robert Kraft is willing to pay Brady something in the $30 million per season range to retain him.
“From my understanding, the Patriots ownership, who writes the checks, is willing to pay Brady more than $30 million,” he said.
“The Patriots want Tom Brady and would be willing to go where they haven’t before to keep him.”
Brady has spent 20 years in New England. The Patriots drafted him and then provided him with the opportunity to become the greatest quarterback of all time.
Would he really leave town and join up with another organization after all this time?
It seems unlikely, but stranger things have happened.
Brady certainly would not be the first quarterback to leave behind the team that drafted him to spend his twilight years in a foreign uniform.