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New deal pays Tom Brady $60 million over four years

Tom Brady’s contract extension will keep him in New England through the 2019 season.
Tom Brady’s contract extension will keep him in New England through the 2019 season.(AP)

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will receive a $28 million signing bonus under the terms of his contract extension, which was completed and filed with the NFL this week.

The total value of the new deal is $60 million over four years, and it will keep him in New England through the 2019 season.

His base salaries for the next four seasons will be $1 million in 2016 and 2017, and $14 million in 2018 and 2019. His salary cap numbers are $14 million in 2016 and 2017, and $22 million in 2018 and 2019.

The deal remains a favorable one for the team. Brady is due to make $30 million the next two years, compared with the $37 million the Texans will pay new quarterback Brock Osweiler.

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With his new contract, Brady will save himself almost $2 million if he ends up serving a four-game suspension for Deflategate. Under the previous deal, his salary in 2016 would have been $9 million, which means a four-game suspension would cost him $2.118 million. The new deal means his salary for four games would be $235,294.

A three-judge panel is deliberating whether to overturn Judge Richard M. Berman’s ruling in August that set aside Brady’s four-game suspension for Deflategate. The NFL appealed the decision, and a hearing was held March 3. A ruling could be months away.

Brady was due to make $19 million the next two years.

For the first time in his career, Brady will have per-game roster bonuses in 2018 and 2019. He will get $62,500 per game active.
Tom Brady contract details
Old Deal
Base salary Signing Bonus Cap Number
2016 $9m $6m $15m
2017 $10m $6m $16m
New Deal
Base salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Cap Number
2016 $1m $6m + $7m $0 $14m
2017 $1m $6m + $7m $0 $14m
2018 $14m $7m $1m ($62.5k/game) $22m
2019 $14m $7m $1m ($62.5k/game) $22m
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