Brady restructured his contract and agreed to a three-year, $27 million extension that will keep him at the helm of the Patriots’ offense through 2017. The move will not only allow Brady, who will be 40 at the time the deal expires, to retire with the Patriots, but it also allows the Patriots around $15 million in added salary cap flexibility over the next two seasons.
Brady’s seemingly selfless decision impressed Patriots defensive back Devin McCourty, so much so that McCourty even referred to Brady as “the definition of a team player.”
Hearing the news about Tom is a reminder of why he is the definition of a team player. (D-Mac)—
Jason+Devin McCourty (@McCourtyTwins) February 25, 2013
McCourty has been one of the most team-oriented players on the Patriots’ roster over the past few seasons, and now it is becoming even more obvious where his own leadership stems from.
Brady is the leader inside the Patriots’ locker room and out on the field, and if McCourty is even an extreme example it’s pretty clear just how much of an impact his leadership really has.