Mazz: 'Brady didn't do the Patriots that big of a favor'
Tony Massarotti gives his opinion on why Brady's move did not do the Patriots that big of a favor.
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Did Tom Brady really do the Patriots a favor. All our men are going to dig into the details not so much not so much into the net for ever. -- he did himself as much of papers he did them here it's not -- is is good for the Patriots sure. Sure I mean no question -- gave them salary cap flexibility. Which helps him to. Because that allows them to golden put better players around him but that the question I keep coming back to in this whole in the last couple days. -- making Brady guess saint in this team guy which. Generally speaking I think he has can't think Brady's team guy Ron Borges is headline says deal helps but let's hold off on sainthood yes. What Brady give up here exactly. Tell you what Brady sacrificed I can tell you get a that I -- wrong about this. And I think Borges is wrong about this I think Brady this the first time he really did give up something. He gave up ball as leverage how. Well in two years he was gonna be a free agent. Edmund and how many times as he reached free agency as a member of the Patriots none but that was his choice. Okay and wouldn't have been his -- again yup. Okay and do you think there was any real chance of him getting to free agency. Iguodala out there you have to do this. Have to do this get all the leverage the pats need to get his numbers -- he knew that he's still as -- leverage. He still does. After a year or 20 if Tom Brady doesn't wanna play for nine million you have to show up one of the Patriots do them. Didn't see him play hardball Mike with every guy they want. They completely Wilfork. Big complaint with a Logan Mankins they complain when works well -- want they can plug in another guy. What happened to Brady doesn't show the whole candlestick. -- this whole thing is built around. Brady on that he's holding out but -- well. My alma -- -- in the court of public opinion that's different but I -- -- a point Felger because if you do go to free agency. Now the Patriots and now bidding against other teams so with this extension even if he does play well. And say two years and he's plays at the same level when he wants to come back and watch the renegotiate. -- no other teams that he can bounce leverage off. Because you know there might achieve all the of that which saves a free agent will give him 23 million balls a year and at that point and -- to -- loses his ability. -- with Felger -- to gloat now and test the free agent market -- -- other teams. Bit higher so he can end -- getting more money. Because he does do the extension now he's really not you know there's no other teams that can make that -- that money he's gonna see in a couple years if he plays well go up. You have to do this no he didn't but how does it hurt him to do what we did in the particularly as a given -- -- -- given up his name Robert Plant that is in two years I get to choose what I do -- That's huge Jesse I don't think he's given that up at all 'cause I still think he gets to choose in out league rip up contracts all the time. And so he doesn't have to show what they barely made very rarely get ripped up the upside. Meaning there's plenty of teams that -- republic contract and say you take a last shot or we're gonna cut you. It almost never happens in the reverse which is what you're saying -- Brady gets that third year it does contracts at seven million he's still a great player in the pats by you know what Tom. Forget it will just give you -- raise volley at fifteen just because. Now maybe Brady's counting on them to do that good faith but all I mean since what does not work for an NFL player. Other people are are missing this one you know and Borges human rights -- this thing that into the restructuring is at the same thing was done last march with Brady. When his deal was renegotiated to include a ten point eight million dollars in bonus money that effectively. Reduced his base salary to nine 950000. Well this is true Tom Brady -- of a major restructuring last year. But he did add on years to his contract. This is different when you're just moving money around with in a contract. Or personal loss for the player. So -- you an opinion league in one lump some -- over seventeen weeks no problem. -- -- Tom's not giving anything up his contract still wants to -- two years old when he gave up here was his last chance to have a choice of where to go in his career. At free agency I think that's fuel to people are missing that gets the I don't think it's a big deal because I don't think it if he plays all you deaths today. If he plays in 2015. At nine million bucks. And he gave something up I don't think he's gonna play up I think the point is so what so so you think it's 2015. The caps went up point will be going back up pretty -- It's TV money's gonna kick and as you think in 2015 there's -- when -- get an -- between the team in him that says. Tom just let's get to 2015. And will justice number up -- bullpen in more come 2015 when we can get as long as his level of play. Is commensurate with what he's doing now -- yeah -- -- roughly the same player -- think that's -- for a player to trust an owner like that. Do I think it's Smart no but I think in this particular case -- -- on what what -- let me rephrase you don't think that's giving something up. For the players sit there and say I was gonna trust you of course had some sets to like something well. I think the bigger question here that we're missing is. When is Brady does he feel like he wants to retire a Patriot. And obviously he probably feels that way that's why he says you know what won't Wear over this up and I'll give up my free agency because this is where I wanna retire. -- will he run into the problem. You know where he's looking at where he's a guy that maybe once the play and till the wheels fall off and say you know what I wanna play as far as I cancel. Maybe gets to a point where the Patriots say you know what you forty years old and now. You know we don't really want you know what that almost -- Joseph Montana type thing. Just thought he gave up that last free agency year which is I think should be a big deal for him. -- he'll he'll be. What 37 at that time he'll still a year or two -- -- you could pick or free agent. You could -- to that team that is a quarterback away. Before one or two years Manning is what 193738. Peyton Manning just got twenty million dollars a year and was it -- good spot. Peyton Manning with a bat -- -- older age. Was able to pick his team and make almost twenty million dollars a year. If Tom -- you waited two more seasons. In the exact things not.