New England has not shown any interest in bringing Tom Brady back to the Patriots, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The Patriots signed Brady to a new four-year deal worth $120 million on Monday.
Brady was scheduled to make $10.25 million in 2017, $9.1 million in 2018 and $10 million in 2019.
Brady will have a $12.5 million base salary in 2020, $11 million in 2021 and $12 million in 2022, according to Spotrac.com.
“We’re not doing that at this time,” Patriots general manager Mickey Loomis said.
“The team’s focused on the future.
I’ve never heard of someone making $10M in the offseason, or $12M in 2019 and $14M in 2020. “
I’ve been in this business for 25 years.
I’ve never heard of someone making $10M in the offseason, or $12M in 2019 and $14M in 2020.
That’s what we’re doing, but that’s not going to change. “
Our plan is to move on.
That’s what we’re doing, but that’s not going to change.
We don’t have any interest at all in bringing him back.”
Brady has a $14.5M salary in 2019, which makes him the highest-paid quarterback on the team’s salary cap.
He has four years remaining on the deal.
The New England defense is expected to miss its third straight season with at least $9 million in cap space.
Brady and tight end Rob Gronkowski have been the only two Patriots to make the Pro Bowl in each of the last four seasons.
Brady’s deal is the largest for a quarterback since Jason Campbell in 2011.
It also marks the first time Brady has earned more than $10 Million in the NFL.
New England is projected to have $65.9 million on the books for 2020 and $65 million in 2020 alone.
Brady has completed just 41.8 percent of his passes, with just two touchdowns and one interception in 16 games.
New York’s defense ranks 29th in total defense, 29th against the run and 29th overall.