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current status: Off season
#12 QB | 6'4", 225 lbs. | New England
Birth Date:August 3, 1977 (35 years old) Place of Birth:San Mateo, CA Hometown:San Mateo, CA College:Michigan
Drafted:Drafted by New England in 2000 (6/199).
Drafted:Drafted by New England in 2000 (6/199).
|Assets:||The definition of an elite quarterback: a leader, a winner, and a clutch player. Always well-prepared, has great vision of the field, and unequalled timing. Throws an effortless deep ball. Mobile enough to evade sacks. Never gives up.|
|Flaws:||Sometimes depends a little too much on his O-line blocking, and can get off his game when opponents consistently pressure the pocket. Will sometimes get a little predictable favoring his go-to receivers.|
|Career Potential:||Perennial MVP candidate / eventual Hall of Famer.|
Career Honors & Awards
|NFL||Super Bowl||2004 (XXXIX - New England), 2003 (XXXVIll - New England), 2001 (XXXVI - New England)|
|NFL||Super Bowl MVP||2003, 2001|
|NFL||Most Valuable Player||2010, 2007|
|NFL||Bert Bell Trophy||2007|
|NFL||Offensive Player of the Year||2010, 2007|
|NFL||Comeback Player of the Year||2009|
|NFL||Named to play in Pro Bowl||2012 (did not play - injured), 2011 (did not play - Super Bowl participant), 2010 (did not play - injured), 2009 (did not play - injured), 2007 (did not play - injured), 2005 (did not play - injured), 2004, 2001|
Movements & Injuries
|2/25/2013||Signed by the New England Patriots to a three-year contract extension.|
|1/23/2013||Fined $10,000 by the NFL.|
|9/10/2010||Signed by the New England Patriots to a four-year contract extension.|
|9/08/2008||Knee injury, injured reserve.|
|5/07/2005||Signed by the New England Patriots to a six-year contract extension.|
|8/28/2002||Signed by the New England Patriots to a contract extension.|
|4/15/2000||Drafted by the New England Patriots in the 6th round (199th overall) in 2000.|
Ryan Clark: Tom Brady 'sees ghosts' | 05/07/2013 12:45 PM
NewsSteelers S Ryan Clark said Tom Brady "sees ghosts" when his receivers get bumped and he's under pressure.
Report: Brady 'beyond enraged' at Welker deal | 03/13/2013 5:27 PM
NewsA source close to Tom Brady tells CSN New England he is "beyond enraged" at the Patriots letting Wes Welker for two years and $12 million, and feels it is a "disgrace" and a "disservice."
Tom Curran on Twitter
ImpactAs he should be. Brady didn't renegotiate his deal to free up $8.2 million in 2013 cap space so the Patriots could let his favorite target walk for less than what Brian Hartline is making. It's business as usual for the Pats, but Brady clearly thought his new deal would make for an exception with his slot machine. Brady has been "enraged" at Pats moves before, but the effects of this one could be long-lasting. New England's braintrust has some explaining to do.
Patriots owner: Tom Brady's deal 'real' | 03/04/2013 9:46 AM
NewsPatriots owner Robert Kraft insists Tom Brady's new five-year, $57 million contract is a "real deal" the sides aren't already planning to renegotiate down the line.
Tom Brady's 5-year deal worth $57 million | 02/26/2013 12:12 PM
NewsUpdating previous items, Tom Brady's new five-year contract is worth $57 million with $33 million fully guaranteed.
ImpactBrady will receive $30 million in signing bonus payments over the first three seasons. His base salaries in 2013 and 2014 are now $1 million and $2 million, respectively. The contract is essentially fully guaranteed through 2015, as in 2016 the money Brady is owed becomes guaranteed for injury only. It's possible that the Patriots could approach Brady about another restructure after that point. For now, they have the future Hall of Famer under control through 2017 at an incredibly team- and cap-friendly rate.
Tom Brady owed just $60M over 5 years | 02/25/2013 7:07 PM
NewsNFL Network's Albert Breer reports that Tom Brady will be owed just $60 million over the next five years.
Albert Breer on Twitter
ImpactThe entire deal is guaranteed, but Brady won't be pulling in Peyton Manning ($19.2M annually) or Drew Brees ($20M) money. He'll collect a pedestrian $12 million per year, and the contract is locked in. Brady, indeed, took a major pay cut regardless of what you might read elsewhere. He's just barely a top-ten quarterback in terms of 2013 pay and by 2015 will fall deep into the teens.
Pats sign Tom Brady to 3-year, $27M extension | 02/25/2013 5:24 PM
NewsPatriots signed QB Tom Brady to a three-year, $27 million extension through 2017.
ImpactPreviously signed through 2014, Brady is now under contract until age 40 and will likely retire a Patriot. As explained by SI's Peter King, Brady's deal will pay him "significantly less than the market will bear," in an effort to ensure the Patriots stay competitive throughout the contract's life. Brady received an immediate signing bonus of $3 million, but the new deal gives New England "massive cap relief" by reducing Brady's 2013 and 2014 salary cap numbers, freeing up $15 million over those two seasons. The Patriots should be active in free agency thanks to Brady. His 2013 cap number is now just $13.8 million.
Report: NFLPA won't push back free agency | 02/22/2013 11:09 AM
NewsTwo people "familiar with the union's thinking" tell the Washington Post the NFLPA is unlikely to approve a later start to free agency in future seasons.
ImpactThe NFL reportedly wants to move the Combine to March, free agency to April and the draft to May, but the NFLPA is understandably reluctant to let its players wallow without contracts for any longer than is necessary. According to a source, moving back free agency is "the part that strikes me as (having) no chance." Any alterations to the league calendar would require the NFLPA's approval.
NFL proposing changes to offseason calendar | 02/21/2013 11:16 PM
NewsThe NFL is proposing an overhaul to its offseason calendar, pushing back the Scouting Combine to early March, the start of free agency to early April and the draft to early May.
ImpactThe proposed plan needs to be approved by the NFL Players Association, but the league is reportedly aggressively pushing the changes. Under the proposal, every team would open training camp on the same day in the summer, making it the universal kickoff for football season. The new idea was conjured up in order to lengthen the offseason and have one major event each month, while creating a new revenue stream for the league.
Brady, Wilfork & Mankins taking up cap space | 02/07/2013 5:33 PM
NewsAccording to CSN New England, Tom Brady, Vince Wilfork and LG Logan Mankins will account for roughly 35 percent of the Patriots' salary cap in 2013.
CSN New England
ImpactBrady's cap hit is a whopping $21.8 million. Wilfork checks in at $10.6 million, and Mankins at $10 million. The Patriots' nine highest-paid players will count roughly $65.95 million against the cap. Beat writer Tom Curran believes restructures are "certainly a possibility and may already be afoot." However, the Pats were able to roll $5.6 million of cap space over from 2012, and aren't believed to be facing a particularly rough cap crunch. Extending Brady beyond 2014 would be a simple way to free up space, but far easier said than done.
Kraft: Tom Brady's future a 'dual decision' | 02/02/2013 1:45 PM
NewsPatriots owner Bob Kraft described Tom Brady's future with the team as a "dual decision."
CSN New England
Impact"I think he had a remarkable year this year and I think we look at each year as it happens," Kraft said when asked if he were concerned about the advanced age of Brady. "I'd love him to be here as long as he's productive and feels he wants to play." Brady, who turns 36 in August, is signed through 2014. He'll make $15 million in salary and bonuses the next two years and his cap hit is $21,800,000 each year. Without another deal, Brady will be a 38-year-old free agent after the 2014 season.
Tom Brady has entered his decline phase? | 01/28/2013 2:30 PM
NewsThe Providence Journal suggests that Tom Brady has entered his decline phase going on age 36.
ImpactThe only noticeable decline in games has been Brady's downfield passing ability, but there are stats that support this notion. Brady's 2012 completion rate was his lowest since 2006, and his YPA was his worst since 2008. In December, Brady completed only 58.5 percent with a 7.0 YPA and five interceptions. The Providence Journal suggests "reducing Brady's workload" -- lessening his pass attempts while leaning more on Stevan Ridley and Shane Vereen.
Brady, Pats fail to make back-to-back SBs | 01/20/2013 10:59 PM
NewsTom Brady completed 29-of-54 passes for 320 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in New England's AFC Championship Game loss to the Ravens.
ImpactBrady was hurt by drops, the absence of Rob Gronkowski and loss of CB Aqib Talib, but simply didn't play well enough to send New England to its sixth Super Bowl appearance of the Bill Belichick era. Harried by constant pressure, Brady had trouble hitting receivers in stride, and saw a number of balls batted at the line of scrimmage. The Patriots failed to score a single point after entering the break up 13-7. The loss was the first of Brady's career when he led at halftime at home. It doesn't take away from yet another monster regular season - 4,827 yards, 34 touchdowns and only eight turnovers - but leaves Brady just 3-3 in the playoffs since his 2008 ACL tear. Brady will remain a top-five fantasy QB during his age-36 season in 2013.
Brady surges past Montana in playoff wins | 01/13/2013 9:12 PM
NewsTom Brady completed 25-of-40 passes for 344 yards, three touchdowns, and a 115.0 passer rating in Sunday's Divisional round victory over the Texans.
ImpactNo Gronk, no Woodhead -- no problem. Brady leaned heavily on Wes Welker, Aaron Hernandez, and Shane Vereen to embarrass Wade Phillips' secondary for the second time in six weeks. Only Joe Montana (45) and Brett Favre (44) have more postseason touchdown passes than Brady, who also surged past Montana (16) for most career playoff wins. After showing hit-or-miss accuracy early on, Brady uncorked perfectly placed throws of 47 and 33 yards to Welker and Vereen, respectively, to put the Texans away in the second half. Advancing to the AFC Championship game, Brady draws the Ravens against whom he passed for 335 yards and a touchdown in a 31-30 Week 3 thriller.
Career Regular Season Statistics
2012 Game Highs
|Attempts||65||vs. SF||Week 15||49|
|Completions||36||2 times-last:vs. SF||last:Week 15||32|
|Passing Yards||443||vs. SF||Week 15||517|
|Passing TD||4||2 times-last:vs. Hou||last:Week 14||4|
|Most Inteceptions||2||3 times-last:at Jax||last: Week 16||4|
|Most Sacked||4||3 times-last:at Mia||last:Week 13||4|
|Carries||4||2 times-last:at Mia||last:Week 13||9|
|Rushing Yards||11||vs. SF||Week 15||28|
|Rushing TD||1||4 times-last:vs. SF||last:Week 15||2|
Career Highs (SEASON)
|Completions||401||2 times-last: 2012 (NE)|
|Pct (Comp/Att)||68.9||2007 (NE)|
|Passing Yards||5235||2011 (NE)|
|Passing TD||50||2007 (NE)|
|Passing Avg (Yds/Att)||8.6||2011 (NE)|
|QB Rating||117.2||2007 (NE)|
|Most Interceptions||14||3 times-last: 2005 (NE)|
|Most Sacked||41||2001 (NE)|
|Rushing Yards||110||2002 (NE)|
|Average (Yds/Carries)||3.3*||2005 (NE)|
|Rushing TD||4||2012 (NE)|