Final details on Tom Brady's 2019 contract with the New England Patriots

NBC Sports Boston Staff
NBC Sports Boston

After much fanfare about Tom Brady's latest contract extension, we finally have the official details. Not only will there be no franchise tag option after this season, the contract effectively makes Brady a free agent in 2020. 

Additionally, according to The Athletic's Nick Underhill, Brady's base salary is fully guaranteed at $1.75 million and he will make $62,500 per game in roster bonuses. Most of the quarterback's salary, which makes him the seventh-highest paid quarterback in the league, comes from signing bonuses. 

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Throughout his career, Brady has taken pay cuts in exchange for more salary-cap flexibility so the Patriots can add more roster talent. The details of his latest contract and the reports that he put his Brookline house have fueled speculation that 2019 could be Brady's last season in Foxboro. When asked about the contract agreement, Brady told reporters, "It is what it is." 

Brady did not play in New England's first preseason game on Thursday night, a 31-3 win over the Lions.

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