Big payment awaits Tom Brady

February, 14, 2014
Feb 14
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When Patriots quarterback Tom Brady signed a contract extension last offseason, it included a $30 million signing bonus.

Of that bonus, $10 million was paid upon Brady putting pen to paper, with the final $20 million to be paid out in three separate installments.

As it turns out, $5 million will be paid to Brady on Saturday. That means that Brady will have been paid half of the signing bonus, with the remaining two payments to come by Feb. 15, 2015.

The payment does not alter any salary cap ramifications for the Patriots, as Brady's cap charge remains $14.8 million for 2014.
Field Yates has previous experience interning with the New England Patriots on both their coaching and scouting staffs. A graduate of Wesleyan University (CT), he is a regular contributor to ESPN Boston's Patriots coverage and ESPN Insider.

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