More Details on Brady's Contract

Ian Logue
September 09, 2010 at 11:37pm ET

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One last quick entry before I call it a night, but following Peter King's announcement of a new contract for Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, more details have emerged on his new deal.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN Brady's four-year deal is worth $72 million, $48.5 million of which is guaranteed.

Clearly the guaranteed money was likely the deciding factor, and is actually close to the $50 million that rookie Sam Bradford received.  This contract also makes him the highest paid player in terms of highest average per-year salary, as he eclipsed Eli Manning's deal of $16 million per season. 

Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald also points out that Brady was paid $6.5 million in cash this year, and actually made $12 million this year if you include what he was paid early.  That brings his total to $84-million over the next five years.

And somewhere in Indianapolis, there's a player who's agent is now sitting down and getting to work...

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