I'm not buying that angle either. Once again, it's a very controversial topic so we're not all going to agree. That doesn't mean that anyone is necessarily right or wrong. Seeing both angles is likely the best way to view it. I think Brady accepting an extension for a lower aav cost should be lauded..and highly. However--I also think that it should be noted that for someone to get an unprecedented fully guaranteed deal (that still topples both Flacco and Romo in guaranteed money) as they head into the twilight years of a very violent sport, is a pretty good deal in and of itself. Again, I don't think there really is a "right or wrong" opinion on the matter. I actually think the correct thing would be to note BOTH aspects of the pros/cons in his extension. That said, I certainly don't buy into the idea that he was taken advantage of, or that we should annoint him as the next Catholic pope either. I think it was a very fair and reasonable deal for someone heading into the last several years of a great career, especially someone who is already extremely well compensated and has been for quite some time now. He did a great thing by accepting a lower 3 yr aav extension, but he also benefitted greatly by having a 57 million dollar guaranteed pact too, and I think we may see more deals like this for someone heading into his last several remaining years.