New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is vastly underpaid when you consider his production year after year, but according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Patriots are expected to make adjustments to his contract and add some performance-based incentives.
Brady is expected to make $15 million in the upcoming season, but just like they did with tight end Rob Gronkowski, adding incentives will bring him closer to market value.
Patriots expected to make adjustments to Tom Brady’s contract, per source. Brady is scheduled to make $15 million – a bargain – and they will be adding a variety of performance-based incentives to bring him to closer to market – like what Pats did last year with TE Rob Gronkowski
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 9, 2018
With Brady choosing not to attend voluntary OTA’s, it made you wonder if his absence was tied into his contract and feeling he’s not getting paid the appropriate amount for a quarterback who is a five-time Super Bowl champ and just won the MVP at age 40.
Patriots To Add Incentives To Tom Brady's Contract https://t.co/TtqCdqSfX6
— Pro Football Rumors (@pfrumors) August 9, 2018
Brady wanted a new deal, and by making this tweak to his contract, it should clear up any problems the two sides may have had with each other heading into the season.
Brady’s contract runs through the 2019 season and before this agreement he was in line to carry a cap hit of $22 million each season.