Found March 04, 2013 on Word On The Game:
When the news broke that Tom Brady and the New England Patriots had agreed on a 3-year, $27 million extension, many assumed Brady took a hometown discount for the Patriots. Assuredly so because market value for a top quarterback dictates that yearly salary should be in the $18-$20 million range (just ask Joe Flacco). But [...]

Patriots owner Robert Kraft breaks down Tom Brady deal

The New England Patriots obviously have love for their quarterback Tom Brady. His recent contract extension has been subject to praise, speculation, doubt and all things in between.  Patriots owner Robert Kraft disclosed the mindset behind the deal that everyone is talking about. Please click here to read this story The post New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft breaks down...

With Brady Signed, What Is Next For The Patriots?

Much has been made of the fact that Tom Brady, arguably the greatest quarterback of this generation, took a pay cut that will save the New England Patriots about $15 million in the next two seasons. This money, presumably, is intended to be used to surround Brady with enough talent to allow the 35-year old to keep the team at a Super Bowl level. Now that the money is free, what is...

Robert Kraft on Tom Brady’s deal: ‘We don’t do fake deals’

Tom Brady’s new contract extension has been debated ad nauseum. You already know how we feel about it, so there’s no reason to get into that again. But now that the world has realized that Brady didn’t really take less money, instead he got a raise, Peter King got Patriots owner Robert Kraft on the horn so he could defend the contract. In a hollow attempt to show everyone that...

Robert Kraft says Tom Brady's new contract isn't a 'fake' deal

Tom Brady was initially praised for his "team-first" intentions when extending and restructuring his contract last week to help ease the New England Patriots' salary cap situation.But it didn't take long for the skeptics to chime in, questioning whether Brady would play it out in its current language or if there would be yet another re-do on the deal when he gets...

Robert Kraft Doesn’t Want A Montana Like Ending For Tom Brady

Tom Brady restructured his contract last week to make it cap friendly for New England, and to add a few more seasons to the life of his contract. Kraft explained to Peter King of Sports Illustrated, that part of the reasoning for contract restructuring was to help avoid seeing Brady ever play in another jersey like Joe Montana, Emmitt Smith, and Brett Favre did for their proud franchises...

Robert Kraft discusses Tom Brady deal: "We're going to spend to the cap."

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been on Peter King's Monday Morning QB discussing how the deal to keep Tom Brady a Patriot for life. And Kraft proved the Patriots aren't as cold hearted as they appear when it comes to sentimentality. (Read the whole article here.) ‘’I just didn't want to ever see this become like Joe Montana leaving San Francisco...

Kraft: NFL lucky to have Goodell

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft was complimentary of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, saying the league is lucky to have him.

Mike Wallace, Dwayne Bowe, Greg Jennings Not Ideal Fits for Patriots in Free Agency If Wes Welker Returns

Tom Brady restructured his contract, so that means the Patriots should sign every high priced free agent available, right? In short, no. The three marquee free agents on everyone’s mind this offseason are wide receivers Mike Wallace, Dwayne Bowe and Greg Jennings. The thought is that if the Patriots sign one of those players, the offense will suddenly take off into the stratosphere...

Robert Kraft on Roger Goodell: “I think we really lucked out with him as commissioner”

It’s been no secret that the players within the NFL don’t like commissioner Roger Goodell.  Patriots owner Bob Kraft has told ESPN’s Outside the Lines that they’re lucky to have Goodell. “I think we really lucked out with him as commissioner,” Kraft said, per “I think Roger, once he assumed this position, really runs the NFL like he owns it and...

Da’Rick Rogers Fills New England’s Deep Threat Need in 2013 Patriots Mock Draft (Photos)

The Patriots are amazing. Since 2010, New England has slowly been rebuilding its entire roster, and they have made made the playoffs three times, the Super Bowl once and the AFC Championship Game twice in that time span. That slow rebuild will continue in 2013. With Tom Brady‘s extension setting a likely end to his NFL career in 2017, we may start to see some urgency in winning...

Robert Kraft Believes NFL ‘Lucked Out’ Getting Roger Goodell as Commissioner

To say Robert Kraft had nothing but good things to say about NFL commissioner Roger Goodell would be an understatement. Goodell is often criticized for his not-so-favorable decisions when it comes to the play of the field. He’s viewed by peers as someone who cares more about the owners then the game itself. Kraft was asked about Goodell in a profile on the Commissioner on Outside...

Ravens’ QB Joe Flacco cashes in with record NFL contract: Should Manning and Brady be pissed?

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco will be cashing in big time on his Super Bowl success as he’s about to sign the richest player contract in the history of the NFL. The MVP of this year’s Super Bowl will be paid at least $120.6 million over the next six years. Quarterback Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints is currently the league’s highest-paid player as he takes home...

Flacco gets a six year, $120 million deal

Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers.   Those are probably the names that come to mind when you think about who the highest paid quarterback in the NFL is. But the Ravens and Joe Flacco struck a six year, $120 million deal that will make him the highest paid quarterback in NFL history. [...]
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