Originally written on Patriots Life  |  Last updated 2/25/13

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 10: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots looks on in the first half against the Baltimore Ravens during the 2010 AFC wild-card playoff game at Gillette Stadium on January 10, 2010 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
So we've just heard the news that Tom Brady signed a contract extension until the 2017 season. The contract is guaranteed for the 2013, 2014, 2015 seasons and not for the last two years when he is 39 and 40-years-old so there is still a chance he could could pull a Peyton Manning. Back to Welker. Before the Brady news broke the rumor went around that Welker was close to signing a 5 year $40 million deal. A couple hours later, what do ya know, Brady is back in New England for another 5 years. 5 and 5. I can almost guarantee that Brady said he'll take less money if they'd use that money to sign Welker. REMEMBER: After Tom Brady won his 3rd title, he signed a 6 year $60 million deal. That was crazy. Peyton Manning's deal dwarfed that contract. This is a very similar situation. Peyton's new deal in Denver is a 5 year $96 million contract. Brady could've demanded Peyton money but he didn't because he wants to win championships, and to help that championship cause, he wants Welker back. ...
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