By RJ Saunders
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, The New England Patriots are working on adjusting Brady’s current deal to include $5 million dollars in performance-based incentives.
Brady, 41, has two years remaining on his contract and eyeing a new deal before the start of the regular season.
According to reports, the deal could be done as early as this weekend.
The 41-year-old quarterback was last year’s NFL MVP for the third time in his career. In addition, he had an outstanding year as he led the Patriots to a 13-3 record and a Superbowl appearance in 2017.
In his 19th season, Brady completed 66 percent of his passes, threw for 32 touchdowns while only throwing eight interceptions and lead the league in yards (4,577).
However, even though Brady had such a fantastic year, this contract doesn’t show it.
Brady’s $15 million ranks 22nd in the NFL, behind Cleveland Browns’ Tyrod Taylor ($15.3 million) and Cincinnati Bengals’ Andy Dalton ($16 million).
The highest paid quarterback is Atlanta Falcons’ Matt Ryan ($30 million).
After skipping voluntary offseason workouts in May for personal reasons, Brady was asked if his contract status was a reason he stayed away from the team.
“I’ve never talked about my contract. I’ve never brought up money for a lot of reasons that I’ve said over the years,” the five-time Super Bowl champion said. “Those things are very personal.”