The Patriots’ franchise icon Tom Brady has, unsurprisingly, extended his current deal with New England for two more seasons according to multiple sources.
Brady, who turned 42 years old over the weekend, has gotten a new deal from the franchise and owner Robert Kraft that will pay him $70 million and keep him with the Pats through 2021.
In addition to the two years added onto his current deal, which would’ve expired at the end of this season, the new contract also includes an $8 million pay raise for the 2019 season. This will raise Brady’s salary to $23 million and make him the league’s sixth-highest paid quarterback.
Many have speculated that Brady could begin to think about retiring soon, but it appears that he’ll be with the team a team through at least his age 44 season. It’s no surprise that Brady would want to continue playing considering how well he has continued to play in recent seasons.
Brady continued to perform at an excellent level in the 2018 season, leading the Patriots to get another division championship. He threw for 4,355 yards and 29 touchdowns, giving away only 11 interceptions.
The reign of Tom Terrific continues, for now, in the kingdom of New England.