Like hell. The pats don't shell out big money for ANYONE..nor do they aggressively go after guys. Brady being perenially underpaid the last 20 years speaks to that. What they do is capitalize on their success over the last 20 years by propositioning guys & pick up guys who have been effectively left for dead by other franchises...Belichick is a thrifty shopper in this regard. "look, we think you'll be a great fit here & if you want to win a championship, here's what we're offering.." What it also does is effectively weed out guys who are looking for the big pay days & only bring in those that want to win. But it ONLY works b/c they keep winning.