Tom Brady is entering the last year of his contract with the New England Patriots. According to a report by ESPN’s Field Yates, the Patriots and quarterback Tom Brady are closing in on a contract extension.
Yates noted the deal should be completed “soon.”
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Adam Schefter also reported that Brady and the Patriots have agreed to a two-year contract extension that will take Brady through the 2020 season.
Of course, a new contract doesn’t preclude Brady from retiring after the 2019 season. Even before the reports on his extension, he didn’t seem too worried about his contract expiring.
“I’ve had such a great experience over a lot of years,” Brady said in a recent talk with the media. “I appreciate this team and the opportunity it gave me in 2000. I play for a great coach, Coach (Bill) Belichick. Josh (McDaniels) and I have a great working relationship. I love Mr. (Robert) Kraft and his family. We’ve had just incredible success. So, hopefully, we can keep it going.”
When asked if he’s comfortable going year to year, Brady answered smiling:
“I mean, we’re all day-to-day if you think about it. None of us are really promised anything, so I’m trying to do the best I can do today and just let those things sort themselves out.”
The star quarterback who led the Patriots to a Super Bowl LIII victory last season was also asked if he believes he’s earned a new contract.
“Have I earned it? I don’t know,” Brady said. “That’s up for talk-show debate. What do you guys think? Should we take a poll? Talk to Mr. Kraft. Come on.
“We’ve got a great relationship, so we’ll see how it goes.”