Report: Patriots adding $5 million of incentives to Tom Brady’s contract

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The New England Patriots are reportedly set to give Tom Brady a bit of a sweetened deal, similar to the way they did with Rob Gronkowski back in 2017.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that New England is “expected to make adjustments to Tom Brady’s contract, per source. Brady is scheduled to make $15 million – a bargain – and they will be adding a variety of performance-based incentives to bring him to closer to market.”

Schefter goes on to report that the incentives will come in around $5 million.

Brady has been one of the NFL’s most underpaid players, somewhat by choice, in recent years. He did his contract in such a way that New England could continue stocking up on other positions of need without stressing the salary cap too much.

However, this offseason Brady hinted that he did not feel appreciated by his team, and there’s been rumors that the Patriots would be working to restructure his deal to remedy that.

Brady, 41, is coming off a 2017 season in which he won NFL MVP, led the league with 4,577 passing yards along with 32 touchdowns and just eight interceptions.