Patriots, Brady Close in on a Deal to Restructure Contract

August 10, 2018

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By Kevin Duffy and Karen Guregian

Boston Herald

FOXBORO -- The New England Patriots are set to make adjustments to Tom Brady’s contract, two sources confirmed to the Boston Herald.

The Patriots are expected to add a variety of performance-based incentives to Brady’s deal worth about $5 million

Brady was due to make $15 million in cash in 2018, which put him behind quarterbacks like Jimmy Garoppolo, Kirk Cousins, Drew Brees, Blake Bortles, Alex Smith, Eli Manning, and Aaron Rodgers.

Brady, the reigning NFL MVP, is signed through the 2019 season.

He threw for 4,577 yards and 32 touchdowns a year ago, leading the Patriots to the Super Bowl.

Brady demolished his own Super Bowl record with 505 passing yards in a 41-33 loss to the Eagles in February.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported the news.

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