Tom Brady: Why the Patriots Should Make Brady the NFL’s Richest Player

August 3, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

There are many people who believe that professional athletes are paid way too much money. Well, sorry folks, but that's just the way it is and the way it always will be.
The NFL is the most profitable sport in America. Would you rather have the owners pocketing your money or the players who actually go out there every week and play football? Well, Tom Brady is one of the greatest players ever and he deserves to be paid accordingly.
What is being paid accordingly? Look at some of the contracts that many of the NFL's recent first round draft picks have signed. Sam Bradford, a quarterback, signed a $72 million deal with $50 million guaranteed.
This is the richest contract in NFL history and Bradford has yet to step on the football field. In 2009, Matthew Stafford, another then-rookie quarterback, signed a similar deal worth $72 million and $41 million guaranteed. It isn't just about the rookies though. Peyton Manning, a player who has essentially been Brad...

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