According to Rapoport, the Patriots are willing to pay Brady over $30 million per year to keep him in New England.
While a pay raise to something more in line with the top quarterback contracts, Rapoport says Brady will want to see the team spend on some offensive weapons. The expectation is that Brady will wait until the start of free agency before coming close on a deal.
Sources have told Rapoport that the Chargers are expected to be among the teams who will make a pitch to Brady. Depending on what happens with Ryan Tannehill, Rapoport mentions that the Titans could also be an option.
Any team that signs Brady may have to be willing and able to incorporate TB12 into their footprint, per Rapoport.
Brady, 42, is a former sixth-round pick of the Patriots back in 2000. He was in the final year of his two-year, $41 million contract when he agreed to a two-year extension a few weeks ago.
Brady made $23 million for the 2019 season and is in line to be an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
In 2019, Brady appeared in all 16 games for the Patriots and threw for 4,057 yards, 24 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He also rushed for 34 yards and three touchdowns.
We have him featured in our Top 100 – 2020 Free Agents list.