Both signed for similar salaries, but Brady wanted two years guaranteed, which ruled him out for Indianapolis.
The Athletic’s Greg Auman lists the Jaguars as one of the potential landing spots for former Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston as a backup and potential alternative if 2019 sixth-round QB Gardner Minshewfalters.
Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer presents the Texans’ side of the trade that sent WR DeAndre Hopkins to the Cardinals for just a second-round pick and RB David Johnson, saying Hopkins’ desire for a raise to more than $20 million for the remaining three years on his deal was a key factor.
Breer says Houston was also unhappy with Hopkins’ practice habits and how they influenced some of his teammates. Giving Hopkins a new deal and implicitly rewarding those would run counter to the culture new EVP Jack Easterby is trying to help Texans HC Bill O’Brien instill.
Pending market-rate contracts for QB Deshaun Watson and OT Laremy Tunsil, along with potential new deals for LB Zach Cunningham and WR Will Fuller, also played a role, along with how the team valued a No. 1 receiver compared to other positions in terms of importance toward winning.
Johnson had $2.1 million of his 2021 base salary become fully guaranteed Friday. (Mike Garafolo)