Interesting angle on the Brady/Manning situation I hadn't thought of before: Brady, Manning watching a rookie? - Extra Points - Boston.com Aside from the thought of comparing their deals to whatever deal Bradford gets, the other interesting point I found was: It's a huge risk - but I don't think anyone thinks Brady would ever forego playing football under any circumstances. On the flip side, I think the team is taking a huge risk, themselves. If Brady has a season like last year, he'll command $20 million annually. But there's the chance - with the weapons they have surrounded him with this offseason - that he has an even more efficient & productive year. What will he command then? If he puts up production even near the record setting 2007, won't his deal have to top Mannings? What is it then? $25 million a year? I guess I don't get the hold up - even with the uncertainty of the CBA, the most prudent thing to do is lock him up now - before he comes back another year removed from surgery and with improved weapons and raises his stock even more. And I do put most of the blame on Kraft. I highly doubt Brady's demands are outrageous given what we know of him in the past. Just hand the guy a blank check and let him use his discretion in filling it out.