Tom Brady is getting paid again.
The Patriots are nearing a contract extension with the 42-year-old quarterback, according to ESPN.
Filed to ESPN: the Patriots and QB Tom Brady are close to finalizing an agreement on a contract extension, per league source. Should be done soon.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) August 4, 2019
According to a separate ESPN report, the extension is for two years and will pay him $23 million in 2019 up from the $15 million he was originally due, making him the sixth highest-paid quarterback in the NFL.
Patriots’ QB Tom Brady is signing a two-year extension that will pay him $23 million this year, per source. It makes him the 6th highest-paid QB in the league.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 4, 2019
The final two years of the deal will be worth $30 million and $32 million respectively, bringing the total amount to $85 million over three years but an additional $70 million including his raise in 2019, according to NFL Media.
The #Patriots and QB Tom Brady are in agreement on a 2-year deal worth $70M, source said, thru 2021. He gets $23M this year, then $30M and $32M in the following years — though both sides are amenable to adjusting it if the situations warrants. It’s essentially year-to-year.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 4, 2019
Brady is in the final year of his two-year, $41 million extension he signed with the Patriots in 2018.
The news comes one day after Brady celebrated his birthday, which adds to his hope that he can play into his mid-40s.
When asked about an extension at training camp last week, Brady deflected the question, telling reporters, “Talk to Mr. Kraft.”
He was pressed further and asked if he was willing to go “year-to-year” with his contracts. Brady once again declined to give a straight answer.
“We’re all day-to-day if you think about it. None of us are really promised anything,” Brady said. “I’m trying to do the best I can do today and just let those things sort themselves out.”
The six-time Super Bowl winner is entering his 20th season in the league, all of which have been spent with the Patriots.