for a player in a single season. In this ESPN.Com article http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/columns/story?columnist=clayton_john&id=2511045 John Clayton wrote that "Brady has a $15.67 million cap hit." In order for that to be true, Brady must have $1,750,000 in a previously unannounced LTBE incentive or roster bonus in his contract. On January 22nd the Boston Globe reported that Brady's 2006 cap number was $14.42 million. See http://www.patscap.com/globestatusreport.pdf That number presumed that Brady's $12 million option bonus was being prorated over 4 years. With the CBA being extended the option bonus could now be prorated over 5 years lowering Brady's 2006 cap number by $600,000 making it $13,823,750. For Brady's 2006 cap number to be $15.67 million, the NFL must have concluded sometime after April that what Brady did in 2005 either changed $1.75 million of incentives in his contract from NTLBE to LTBE or earned Brady a $1.75 million roster bonus. See http://www.patscap.com/bradysdeal.gif for my take on Brady's changing 2006 cap number. It is likely that Brady will hold this title for just one year as Manning's 2007 number is 16,533,333 and I would not be surprised if Manning plays the 2007 season with that cap number.