thought the Boston Herald had a definitive story-
He went from $30 million in guaranteed money to $57 million in guaranteed money, all of which he would receive even if he suffered a career-ending injury tomorrow. Take one for the team? Not really.
Basically this is an accounting ruse that gave Brady more money, the team more cap room and his teammates less room to maneuver. The move significantly reduces Brady’s cap number, saving the team $15 million in cap dollars while costing them real dollars and all but guaranteed the negotiating road will be rougher for his teammates because how do you argue you should receive a contract whose cap number is higher than Tom Brady’s?
As suspected what this deal did was further enrich Brady, enhance the team’s negotiating flexibility and leverage and, knowingly or unknowingly, make it harder on his teammates to get paid market value for their services.
Mother Teresa wandering the streets of Calcutta Tom Brady is not.
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