"Tremendous progress" has been made on a new contract for Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, and the deal is close to being done, according to sources close to WEEI’s "Dennis & Callahan" show. (To listen to the audio of the report click here.) The Boston Herald is also reporting that the deal could be worth three years, $58 million.
The former NFL MVP is scheduled to earn $6.5 million this season in the final year of a six-year contract. While both the Patriots and Brady have been mostly mum about any sort of negotiations regarding a new deal, the quarterback said earlier this summer he’s “not into playing games” when it comes to hammering out a new deal.
"I just want to come out here and do the best I can do,” Brady said in an interview earlier this summer. "You know, whether you make $1 playing, or you make millions of dollars like we do make, I just really enjoy playing quarterback for this team. I have since the day I stepped on the field. It’s something I relish, and every year is an opportunity."
Brady is scheduled to join the Dennis & Callahan Show this Wednesday at 6:30 a.m. for his weekly interview.
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