New England Patriots’ Logan Mankins: Contract Shows Brain vs. Brawn

August 24, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Everyone admires a man of principle and integrity, correct? Sure. Those are desirable qualities that show strength of character and help define a man.
However, it is interesting to see how different the traits are applied by different people. It is not surprising, however, as "truth" is a very relative term. People believe what they choose to believe, and they interpret events in such a way as to support what they believe.
In almost all cases, my principled view is that a player should play and honor his contract. In Tom Brady's case however, that is not what seems most wise. He's getting paid approximately $6 million this year, plus or minus $1 million.
So Tom Brady is laying more than $50 million dollars on the line for every snap he takes, regardless of whether it's at practice or in a game situation. If Tom Brady suffers a career threatening injury, he's lost a fortune. Although his family's net worth is probably nine figures, $50 million is still a fortune, even to...

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