Brady is in the final year of his contract, but Pelissero notes New England has done deals in the past with him in August and September, making this something to watch in the coming months.
Pelissero expects Brady to get a “unique” contract, given that no one has played at this level into their 40s. Brady will turn 42 at the beginning of August.
Brady stands to make a base salary of just $15 million in 2019.
Back in January, Patriots owner Robert Kraft said he would be “quite surprised” if Brady wasn’t the Patriots’ quarterback for “quite a while.”
Brady has said his personal goal is to play until he’s 45 years old.
Brady, 41, is a former sixth-round pick of the Patriots back in 2000. He signed a two-year, $41 million contract extension with the Patriots back in 2016, which included a $28 million signing bonus.
In 2018, Brady appeared in all 16 games for the Patriots and completed 65.8 percent of their passes for 4,355 yards, 29 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Pro Football Focus rated him as the No. 3 quarterback out of 38 qualifying players.