Mike Florio: How much did Brady's new deal help the Pats?
Mike Florio joins us now. Mike -- -- the Brady extension others plan actually is Brady being viewed as a saint or hey it's not like he's not getting rewarded. For his good -- here. Well I I think it there's a misperception. That he actually engaged in good deeds we won't know until 2015. Whether or not he actually gets any less money. For the next two years he's actually getting three million more than he was already supposed to are under his existing deal. Come 2015. If the Patriots don't give him more money men and say you're playing under seven million dollar base salary for twentieth fifteen even if say. You're the reigning Super Bowl MVP. That's why the sacrifice. Kicks -- for Tom Brady for now. This looks like an effort to reduce cap numbers and it does reduce cap numbers this. This year next year but it does that cost Tom Brady any money in the short term in fact he makes money over the next two years. I was worried about him financially them like I wasn't sure it can handle a cut back there are down. Now the pats big plus for all this cast what do you see him doing -- this wouldn't fall against the cap. Well you always like to keep your own players if you believe in them if you want to keep them around. And this creates a million dollars worth of cap space extra caps basic can be used to work out a deal with. A guy like receiver Wes Welker quarterback -- to -- tackle Sebastian Vollmer. For any other guys they want to try to keep on the team and also gives them money to spend. If they wanna try to -- safety Ed Reed away from Baltimore or they become interest in adding a guy like. Dwight Freeney who becomes a free agent on March 12 so they've got flexibility they've got money and Tom Brady realizes. That you just can't have a quarterback with the cap number 120 million dollars when the salary cap. Is expected to be at best -- 123 million dollars that's too much tied up in one guy. Starr report today in the Boston globes and the Brandon Lloyd might very well find himself caught before that three million dollar option bonus needs to be picked up. What is Floyd's erratic behavior has something to do with a Mike and you really here I mean isn't that what -- rap is all about even coming in a New England while. The thing is it was believed it would be a perfect situation for Lloyd because he's done so well in the past in Josh McDaniels offense is but it just didn't work. Last year maybe Asia who wore number 85 because the same thing happened that Chad Ochocinco to much greater degree he didn't fit. -- also didn't fit not as badly as Ochocinco but. It just didn't work the way that people thought it would end. It makes sense to maybe use that money elsewhere if Floyd's not gonna have the kind of impact that the team expects.
NBC Sports Mike Florio joins SportsNet Central to discuss whether or not Brady's new deal helped out the Patriots.