I thought it is pretty obvious why we are under the cap. If every contract is under the market value, then it is only logical the entire payroll will be under the cap. Brady's contract is under market. So is Bruschi's, and Troy's, and Vrabel's ... Anyone who wants market contract is gone. When Brady signed his undervalued contract in 2005, it sets the tone for all future contract negotiations. When your HOF QB is getting "only" an average of $10M a year, there is no way Branch was going to get $7M from the team. By agreeing to his undervalued contract, Brady unwittinlgy established the parameters for all future negotiations that saw the departure of his two favorite receivers. .