A person familiar with the contract tells The Associated Press that Brady has received a three-year extension from the New England Patriots worth about $27 million.|||||||
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the extension has not been announced. The 35-year-old two-time league MVP was signed through 2014, and has said he wants to play five more years. By redoing his contract Monday, Brady also has cleared nearly $15 million from New England's salary cap. Brady currently has a four-year, $72 million deal with $48 million guaranteed.
The NFL has fined New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady $10,000 for an "aggressive slide" in Sunday's AFC championship game against the Baltimore Ravens. The fine was announced on NFL.com.|||||||
On a first-and-goal near the end of the second quarter, Brady was forced out of the pocket to his left. He ran for 3 yards but slid before he could be tackled. In the process, he raised his right leg and kicked defender Ed Reed in the thigh. Brady reportedly apologized to Reed in a text message. The Ravens won 28-13 to advance to the Super Bowl.
Brady was 29 of 54 for 320 yards but threw only one TD and was picked off twice in Sunday's AFC championship game loss to Baltimore.|||||||
Brady is 5-3 in his eight games against the Ravens, including the playoffs, but his statistics against them are among his worst against any team. The Ravens are the only team he's thrown more interceptions against (10) than touchdowns (eight). Brady's 49.1 rating in a 33-14 playoff loss to Baltimore on Jan. 10, 2010, was among the lowest in his career.
Brady was 22 of 36 for 284 yards and two touchdowns in New England's win in its regular-season finale against Miami on Sunday.|||||||
Brady moved into second place in NFL history with a touchdown pass in 48 consecutive games, breaking a tie with Hall of Famer Johnny Unitas. And Brady became the first player to throw at least one scoring pass in all 16 games for three straight seasons.
Brady threw for 443 yards Sunday night, his second-highest total in one game, but the Patriots couldn't finish off a 28-point comeback in a 41-34 loss to San Francisco.|||||||
Brady, who had 517 yards in a win over Miami last season, threw a touchdown in a 46th consecutive regular season game but was also picked off twice. If he throws a TD in his next game, Brady will tie Johnny Unitas' former NFL record of 47 consecutive games. New Orleans' Drew Brees holds the current mark at 54.