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, $70 million contract extension means for the PatriotsNew,68commentsRelated: Patriots and Tom Brady agree to two-year, $70 million contract extensionEDTShare this storyShare this on FacebookShare this on TwitterShareAll sharing optionsShareAll sharing options for:What Tom Brady’s two-year, $70 million contract extension means for the PatriotsTwitterFacebookRedditPocketFlipboardEmailP hoto credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty ImagesEarlier today, news broke that the New England Patriots and Tom Brady have agreed on a two-year contract extension worth a total of $70 million. The deal adds two seasons to the quarterback’s current one — one that would have expired following the 2019 season — and will keep him around through 2021, at least in theory. However Byron Cowart Jersey Draft
, the contract means more than just locking Brady up for the foreseeable future.Let’s take a closer look.New England creates additional cap space in 2019Above all else, the two-year extension gives the Patriots some cap relief this season. While Brady’s cash intake in 2019 will increase by $8 million, the structure of the deal actually lowers his salary cap hit this season. As a result, the reigning world champions now have roughly $13 million available — up from the previous $7.5 million they had before the deal (all numbers according to the Boston Sports Journal’s Miguel Benzan). The contract therefore gives the team significantly more flexibility heading towards the new season.The Patriot Nation Podcast on Tom Brady’s extensionClick here if you are visiting via Apple News.The team can pull the plug after this seasonOne key element of Brady’s new deal is that the two years after 2019 can be voided by the team. This means that the two sides are taking a year-to-year approach when it comes to the 42-year-old quarterback as he enters unchartered territory. From a team-perspective, the contract itself is therefore primarily about offering salary cap relief this year, and pushes the issue of Brady’s future in New England further down the line.Expect renegotiations next yearAs a result of the contract’s structure Byron Cowart NFL Jersey
, new negotiations between Brady’s camp and the Patriots should be expected next offseason. After all, Brady is now set to hit the Patriots’ salary cap with $30 million and $32 million in 2020 and 2021, respectively. Given that the two sides seem to have agreed on reevaluating on an annual basis, it would not be a surprise to see them do just that one year from now.Brady is now under contract through his age-44 seasonWhile the extension years are basically meaningless in the grand scheme of things, Brady is still under contract through 2021 — which means that his new contract now expires five months before his 45th birthday. Given that the six-time world champion always said that he plans on playing until 45, this is still significant: the extension itself might be the final one signed by the future Hall of Famer that actually adds years to an existing deal. New England has picked another player."WhitePatriots News Opinion and Analysis Contribute! FanPostsFanShotsAbout the Site List of Patriots Twitter AccountsWrite For Pats Pulpit!New User Welcome and Commenting GuideCommunity GuidelinesMastheadTopics Patriots Off-Season CoveragePatriots Opinion/AnalysisPatriots NewsPatriots Draft CoverageSportfolio ManagementNFL DraftPatriots NewsPatriots Opinion/AnalysisNFL draft 2019: Patriots draft QB Jarrett Stidham with the 133rd pickNew Byron Cowart NFL Draft
,25commentsNew England has picked another player.EDTShareTweetShareShareNFL draft 2019: Patriots draft QB Jarrett Stidham with the 133rd pickJohn David Mercer-USA TODAY SportsThe fourth round of the 2019 NFL draft is underway, and the New England Patriots have made another pick: the team has selected quarterback Jarrett Stidham with the 133rd overall selection.#133: Jarrett StidhamPosition: QuarterbackSchool: AuburnSize: 6024, 218 lbsQuick-hit analysis: Jarrett Stidham is one of the best pure throwers in this draft class and has all the tools to become a starter in this league one day. While he needs the right offense and weapons around him to achieve success, he has landed in an ideal situation: Stidham will now compete for the number three quarterback spot — and potentially challenge Brian Hoyer for the number two role behind Tom Brady.