Tom Brady will be a free agent at the end of the season.
According to a report, Brady wanted a multi-year contract extension, but the New England Patriots only offered him more money this year.
Brady may not have a strong 2019 season because of his age and lesser supporting cast, which could lead to the Patriots asking him to take a pay cut next year.
It’s unclear where the two sides would go from there, but it could lead to eventual separation.
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Tom Brady and the New England Patriots didn’t so much come to a contract resolution this August as they put it off for another few months.
Brady entered training camp in the final year of his deal. The two sides reportedly agreed on a two-year, $70 million extension that also came with an $8 million raise this season.
However, as details trickled out, it became clear, this new deal just put a band-aid on this season. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that the final two years of Brady’s contract automatically void in March 2020. The deal also doesn’t allow the Patriots to use the franchise tag on Brady next season. It means Brady will be a free agent in 2020.
The agreement gives Brady an $8 million raise this season, making him the sixth highest-paid quarterback. Where it leaves the two sides going into next season is unclear.
Tom Curran of NBC Sports Boston pulled back the curtain on the negotiations on his podcast “Quick Slants.”
According to Curran, Brady wanted a multi-year deal that would take him to age 43 or 44. Brady has several times said he desires to play until he’s 45. The Patriots did not want to go that long on a deal, according to Curran, and instead gave Brady even more …read more
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