Brady extended, Welker next?
Mon, 25 Feb 2013|
Felger and Mazz break down news of Tom Brady signing an extension and what it means for Wes Welker
We added three years to his contract. And the total value of those three years is 27 million he got 27 million dollars in new money. For three years. Nine million per year. Nine. Joseph Flacco is about to get twenty. And if you wanna say that Flacco is younger and a different spot his career fine let's find a better compatible Peyton Manning. Peyton Manning last year with Denver -- signed what. Five years 96 million dollars forty million. Guaranteed over the first two years which is between eighteen and twenty million dollars a year same age. Same career path except -- a so Tom Brady. Just took half of his market I think Peyton Manning is his market even more than Joseph Flacco obviously Flacco is not in his not in the same breath as Tom Brady but he younger and in a different place that's apples to oranges argument. Brady to Manning apples to apples same age maybe same injury concerns same ability K that's that's that's the model. Egregious that'll take half only half of what Manning gets. That's a solid. Got -- and Brady had leverage over the team because those cap numbers were high they were gonna hurt the Patriots in their abilities to sign of the players Brady knew that. We could've sat there and said well wait a minute. You need me to wore my cap number so we need additional years on my contract. That's gonna cost you. That's gonna cost to the going rate of twenty million a year once we get to those -- -- -- a problem all extent no problem but I want -- Peyton -- getting. Instead Tom Brady said -- -- what Peyton -- and this. Is a solid. Unless they decide to rip it up -- in three years to give a little more -- and I guess I wonder when I see something like this I say. How much was this in the plan from the beginning of -- when they signed under the previous deal. Tommy cap number is going to be 21 point in the final two years of those deal opponent years of -- -- So does a good chance to gonna need to renegotiate their would you be more catch up front yeah yeah you know -- -- If operate. Look what Tom Brady might think you know at this stage you have the luxury of not being able to make decisions based on money. You don't question when you consider who you're married to so if Brady. And I'm sincere. A boat my eight my affliction for Wes Welker as a receiver. The only demand or request. I would look at in this process is okay fine but the money you save. I want to go to well and it's a such a great point you don't Wear -- brace as well look fine on it Dick Cheney's. At least have to sign my receivers don't Deion Branch -- right they don't don't Deion Branch exactly right and so maybe that was part of Brady's logic your -- because again. This results spinning off of the you know I think spitting up -- -- -- in tandem at the news that Welker is getting a five year forty million dollar deal. Which -- not -- -- guaranteed money is on that but if it if it's true treatment. Eight million a year. What they're saving. Fifteen million over the next two years in cap space. Right eight this year seven next visual Wes Welker. Did the math is pretty to be there. So if Bob Brady got to ask okay fine. But don't screw me over like you did when Deion branch at number year to go really good point give them money to give money to Welker now make sure -- back. So we have all the weapons and then. But the money would have had anyway make sure we got some people in the secondary and --