The reason you read headlines like this over, and over, and over again:
Tom Brady Leads His Team To Another Super Bowl!
Is because you never, ever, read headlines like this:
“Tom Brady signs contract to become NFL’s highest paid QB!”
There is a direct correlation. He is smart, and rich enough to know if he hogs too much of the salary cap with his contract, that means he won’t have talent to surround him that would be efficient enough to compete for the playoffs, let alone with seven Super Bowls.
On Friday, he did it again, signing a new four-year contract extension that will keep him in Tampa Bay through the 2022 season.
Now, here’s the most important part. The deal saves the Buccaneers $19 million against the salary cap this year, allowing them to keep a good portion of the team together.
Team General Manager Jason Licht spoke for the organization when he said this in a statement. ”When we acquired Tom a year ago, we were extremely excited about the leadership, poise and winning track record that he would bring to our locker room. Since that time, he has proven himself to be the ultimate competitor and delivered in every way we had imagined, helping us capture the Lombardi Trophy. Year after year, Tom proves that he remains one of the elite quarterbacks in this game and we couldn’t be happier to keep him in Tampa Bay as we continue to pursue our goals together.”
Brady led the Bucs to a 31-9 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in the Super Bowl. He was named the MVP of the game.