The Patriots have been lucky to have quarterback Tom Brady under center for the last two decades. The questions have risen about when the future Hall of Fame quarterback will retire. Will this be his last season? Will he play until he’s 45? Well, it looks like Brady will be in a Patriots uniform for a few more seasons at least.
— NFL (@NFL) August 4, 2019
Tom Brady’s two-year extension takes him through the 2021 season, but the deal will be adjusted each year he continues playing, per source. It will pay him $23 million this season – an $8 million boost over what he was scheduled to make.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 4, 2019
Tom Brady and the Patriots agreed to an extension through the 2021 season yesterday. The deal will make Brady’s salary 23 million a year, 8 million more than he was originally scheduled to make. This is great news considering Patriots fans want Brady to remain a Patriot for the rest of his career.
So now obviously, Brady remains the starting quarterback for another couple of seasons. But, could this be a move to help bring a guy like Jarrett Stidham? Maybe. The Patriots are going to need a quarterback that’s ready to take the reigns once Brady officially retires. So having Brady in the fold until 2021 helps with that development process for Stidham.
This is a great moves in many aspects. Brady gets a reasonable pay for everything he has accomplished with the Patriots. It gives Jarrett Stidham more time to develop to become the Patriots quarterback of the future. We as fans get to enjoy Tom Brady for the next couple of seasons. Everybody wins. Let’s get the season going!
-Alan Nahigian (@BigAl2793)