Will remain among elite
Los Angeles Times
But his three-year, $27 million deal figures to pay off for New England in a big way, giving the Patriots a truckload of salary-cap relief that will allow them to remain among the
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At least one more
In 12 seasons as a starting quarterback, Tom Brady has appeared in five Super Bowls. So it's reasonable to expect Brady to lead the Patriots to at least one more over the next five seasons.
Brady's deal sets up New England's front office to surround him with enough talent to put his team in Super Bowl contention virtually every season. The Patriots were facing some cap issues, and it was difficult to envision them importing a difference-maker.
Thanks to Brady, though,
Staying in the hunt
Something tells me we have not seen the last of Tom Brady holding a Lombardi Trophy.
The point is the Patriots always are in the hunt. And they will remain in the hunt as long as Brady keeps playing the way he has played and Bill Belichick keeps coaching the way he has coached. At 35, Brady remains at the top of his game. He will start to deteriorate over the next few years. But even an aging Brady can take his team far.
Pats can make push
Tom Brady just made the type of sacrifice every professional sports team wishes their best player would make to keep the team a contender.
His effort is admirable considering it should allow the Patriots the cap space to do what's necessary to make one last push at being a Super Bowl contender the next two to three years.
The Patriots need to do more than re-sign