How much did the Pats pay Brady?
How much would a five-time Super Bowl champion QB cost to hire? Judging by some of the massive numbers being demanded by QB’s these days you would think a lot more than $15 million.
But that his what the Pats paid Brady to bring them another set of rings.12.75% of the total starting salary for the Pats that season. This allowed the Pats to follow the model they had done throughout the Bellichick and Brady era but evenly spreading their salary budget across all areas of the roster.
The Pats used 5.35% of their starting salaries here.
20.7% was spent on the ground led receiving corps.
A relatively modest 12.1% was spent on the offensive line that protected Brady that season.
Defensive front seven
Only just, but this was the biggest area of starting salary expenditure at 22.4% of the total figure.
Another 20.7% was spent on the secondary.
Kicker and Punter
The special teams experts took the remaining 5.9% of the total figure. Once again, this shows whether huge benefits of keeping your QB expenditure under control. In order to do so, the QB concerned needs to recognize this increasingly obvious fact.
Brady now has seven rings and the GOAT moniker as a result of doing so, so current QBs need to ask themselves the question, the money or the glory and all-time recognition?
Surely at some point, the Patriots hierarchy sat down with Brady and discussed this in an open and honest manner, which resulted in a realization that it was best for all parties not to ask for too big a chunk of the pie in order to optimize your chance of winning.
And I do not think with all of his non-playing earnings added to his immense wealth from playing the game that Tom Brady worries about any bill arriving. Is there a lesson to learn here for the Seahawks and Russell Wilson?