When Tom Brady made his long-awaited free agency decision on March 17, it was widely believed that he had chosen the Tampa Bay Buccaneers over the Los Angeles Chargers. easy.
In fact, it was a bit more complicated. Several sources reflected on the situation this week, shedding additional light on what went into Brady’s choice. In fact, some of the other teams mentioned earlier were interested.
As Brady’s Books prepare to debut in New Orleans, one of the teams that scored one run on Brady is his rival today – Santa. Another team that offered under-radar was Chicago.
Both teams had many conversations about Brady and both were at one point. As it turns out, Brady’s market was stronger than before.
For the Saints, the inquiry – back-channel or otherwise – ended when Drew Breeze announced on Instagram that he would return by 2020.
Brady made no secret of the fact that if Brides was retiring and replacing him at the TV booth, Brady would like to replace him. Brady mentioned this, sources said, to some Saints players, knowing that the word would be returned. New Orleans was in it, as well as Brady was seen by head coach Sean Peyton as the perfect replacement for Breeze.
However, when Breeze announced that he was not done yet, Brady-to-New-Orleans died. Meanwhile, it appears that the Patriots did not have an issue to talk to with Brady and New Orleans, as NBCSports Boston reported that if a team spoke with Brady before the contract, the Patriots would not file molestation charges . They wanted him to know their market.
For the Beers, he looked at all available QBs before being traded to Nick Foles (who would be a backup to Chicago today). Brady was one of them, and Chicago made an offer, sources say.
While there was plenty to like, Brady never warmed up to the idea of playing in the cold again, leaving the Chargers and Book as Finley.
When he eventually picked up Tampa Bay, Brady signed a two-year contract with a base value of $ 50 million with a value of $ 59 million. His encouragements are interesting.
Each year has a playoff-based incentive, assuming it plays 75 percent of the plays. The maximum value is $ 2.25 million each year.
Brady gets $ 500,000 if Buckeye makes the playoffs. $ 750,000 if they win a wild-card game or receive a subtree, and $ 1.25 million if they win a divisional round game, $ $ if they advance to the Super Bowl. Changes to 1.75 million. It earns a maximum of $ 2.25 million on winning the Super Bowl.
As an individual performance incentive, Brady can hit a maximum value of $ 2.25 million if he completes four of the five categories (and has a minimum of 224 attempts). Killing each incentive earned him $ 562,000, while four of them gave him a net profit of $ 2.25 million. Those incentives are: Top 5 in passer rating, top 5 in passing TDs or 25 or more, top 5 in passing yards, top 5 in completion percentage and top 5 in passing yards.