Yeah, Tom Brady after 21 years in the league knows people think he's great and he's saying actually his niece is a better athlete than he is. That's narcisism somehow?Right—that was my point. It’s bullshit in the way that’s supposed to be sweet, but actually is a bit cutting, because really it’s him commenting on how he is the most dominant athlete in the family. Like, the comment doesn’t really have the same effect unless you know Tom believes that her greatness will always be measured against his.
I’ll let it go. Not the first time I’ve overanalyzed something.
What an absolutely insane tangent.Yeah, Tom Brady after 21 years in the league knows people think he's great and he's saying actually his niece is a better athlete than he is. That's narcisism somehow?
I think it’s the same thing that the pats did on the revis contract where it was two years but automatically voids the second. Spreads out the cap hit but it’s written into the contract that the years after the first will be opted out of so it’s just a one year deal spreading out the cap hitWhat does that mean, about the contract voiding. Does that guarantee that it will void after a year? Is it a pay cap thing?
Mainly, should that be considered a 1 year contract or a 4 year?
Gotcha gotcha, ty!I think it’s the same thing that the pats did on the revis contract where it was two years but automatically voids the second. Spreads out the cap hit but it’s written into the contract that the years after the first will be opted out of so it’s just a one year deal spreading out the cap hit
Is there a reason they can’t do the old “reduce his salary to the minimum and convert the rest to a signing bonus” trick in 2022?Does this in any way mean that 2021 is his last year or can he restructure next offseason as well?
I don’t see why they couldn’t, though I wonder if the void years would let them spread out the converted salary for 2022 across not just 2023 but the other void years? If so, that’ll help mitigate the pain in 2023.Is there a reason they can’t do the old “reduce his salary to the minimum and convert the rest to a signing bonus” trick in 2022?
I figured that was the plan, that TB12 would retire after the 2022 season, and the Bucs would be in cap hell in 2023.
He’s effectively under contract for two more years; anything past that is TBD. The ‘void years’ are basically fake years added on to the contract to spread out the cap hit attributable to the salary-converted signing bonus they are paying to him. If the Bucs don’t extend his contract again, his contract will void after the 2022 season and he will become a FA.I'm confused by the language. Does this mean that it's likely he's playing at least 2 more seasons? Or one more season?
In related news, water is wet.Brady’s success has completely warped what people think is reasonable to expect great QBs to achieve. Normally it would be crazy talk to look at a guy like Mahomes and think he could possibly get more than three SB titles. Because only two players (prior to Brady) had ever achieved that - Montana and Bradshaw. And both those guys are among the best ever to play, and they both played for legendary dynasties that (it was thought) could never be achieved in the era of free agency. So even a guy like Peyton... to win two titles was about the most you could reasonably expect even an obviously great QB to achieve. Maybe three.
Brady has won SEVEN. And going into this past SB, people were saying that Mahomes had a legit chance to catch or pass Brady. They were already assuming he was getting a minimum of 3-5 titles. That’s absolute crazy talk.
Moreover, Brady’s success at this age has warped people’s view of QB longevity. Most guys will never make it this far, period. Never mind playing at an elite level past like age 38.
Tom Brady has completely warped our expectations and understanding of the QB position.
I dont think Marron is the best interviewer, but hes gotten some surprising and candid interviews over the years. I think the combination of the long form, the environment (one on one in a garage), and self-deprecation put some people at ease. I'd like to see him give Brady a go.Haven’t we heard this rap eighty times? This is like how the sports networks have aired endless minor variations on the same Belichick segment over decades to fill air. Hoping they got more out of him than that, but Tom is too careful and GMA won’t go there hard. If Stern couldn’t get him, nobody will.