Happy Friday: Tom Brady’s $14M Deferred Signing Bonus Kicks In Today


Tom Brady’s New England Patriots contract is one of the most team-friendly deals in American professional sports. But that doesn’t mean he’s playing for pennies.

Case in point: On Friday, Brady will receive a $14 million deferred signing bonus from the contract extension he signed last offseason, according to ESPN’s Field Yates. The quarterback is set to make just $1 million in salary this season.

He’s not the only Patriots player who will be getting a nice check Friday, either. According to The Boston Globe’s Ben Volin, offensive tackle Marcus Cannon ($2.5 million), wide receiver Chris Hogan ($1 million), linebacker Shea McClellin ($800,000), safety Patrick Chung ($800,000) and linebacker Jonathan Freeny ($60,000) also will receive deferred signing bonus payments.

Cannon, Hogan, McClellin and Chung all played key roles in the Patriots’ road to Super Bowl LI, while Freeny¬†spent most of the season on injured reserve after suffering a shoulder injury in October.

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