Report: Patriots’ Tom Brady not demanding $30 million per year
It appears as if Tom Brady isn’t actually demanding $30 million per year from the New England Patriots.
According to Michael Giardi of NFL Network, the 42-year-old quarterback is not concerned with earning $30 million per season. The veteran quarterback is more concerned with New England adding weapons to the offense rather than his salary:
— Michael Giardi (@MikeGiardi) February 2, 2020
There is tons of speculation regarding where Brady will play in 2020 due to his impending free agency. Based upon a report from NFL Network’s Ian Rapaport earlier Sunday, the Patriots are willing to offer Brady $30 million per season if that’s what’s required to keep him. They believe he has one or two more good years left in him:
The Patriots are intent on keeping Brady, obviously, believing he has one or two good years left. They are willing, sources say, to pay him in excess of $30 million per year to keep him in New England — a significant commitment that would bring his salary more in line with other elite QBs.
It’s becoming more and more clear that Brady has interest from other NFL teams. In other words, it’s forcing the Patriots’ hand. Brady was the 13th-highest paid quarterback in the NFL this past season, earning $23 million on the year.
When you consider that Brady’s resume is better than any other player in NFL history, that’s the definition of being underpaid.