Originally Posted by Dutchrudder
Edit: I see it now.
Brady restructured his salary in 2012 to signing bonus and that added to the cap hit to 2013 and 2014. His original deal was going to be:
2013: 15 million salary + 6.8 million signing bonus
2014: 15 million salary + 6.8 million signing bonus
Total of 43.6 million over two years.
Instead, they now have him as:
2013: 1 million salary, 12.8 million signing bonus (saves 8 million)
2014: 2 million salary, 12.8 million signing bonus (saves 7 million)
Total of 28.6 over two years. A savings of 15 million in cap space.
And after 2014 the only signing bonus is the 6m a year from the restructure.
Now it all makes sense!
Not to mention the fact that he has already made $70-80 million and is 37 yrs old
But Pats fans think Tom is a Saint....