Originally Posted by Dutchrudder
This deal isn't anywhere near as good as the sports pundits are making it out to be. He went from 2 years 30 million left on his deal to 5 years 70.6 million. 57 million is the new money, but because it's an extension and he had existing signing bonus left on his deal, it's still a pricey contract. The salaries are low, but any player will tell you they would rather have signing bonus money rather than future salary. Get that money ASAP so they can't avoid paying you. Anyways, his cap structure is about 3 million more than Schaub's is next year.
Honestly, the worst thing about this deal is the enormous signing bonus. 6 million a year for the next 5 years is a lot of money that can't be moved, and if he retires or can't play due to injury, he will either eat a roster spot or cost a lot in dead money. Does anyone really think Brady will be worth 15 million a year when he's 40
Bolded. NO, and that is the point. They won't care when he is 40. This deal is made to allow them to be competitive for a few more prime years by surrounding him with more. That's it. Win now while we have one of the greatest QBs around. After that who cares.