Tom Brady nearly doubles guarantees

Updated: February 27, 2013, 8:11 AM ET
By Ed Werder and Field Yates | ESPN.com

While Tom Brady's contract extension lowers his average base salary and creates significant salary-cap space for the New England Patriots to surround him with a team capable of challenging for a Super Bowl, the quarterback also nearly doubled the guaranteed money owed him over the next five seasons, according to a league source who has reviewed the documents.

Until the agreement was revealed yesterday, Brady was under contract to the Patriots for two seasons with a contract containing ...

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