Patriots' Brady due for $14 million boost

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(FILES) This file photo taken on February 05, 2017 shows Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots holding the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in overtime during Super Bowl 51 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.Five baby goats were brought to training camp practice on August 3, 2017 by the reigning Super Bowl champion New England Patriots as the NFL club celebrated superstar quarterback Tom Brady's 40th birthday. Brady, a five-time Super Bowl champion with the Patriots, has often been tagged with the term "GOAT" as an abbreviation for "Greatest Of All Time" and he celebrated this birthday as he has many others, with a workout at the Patriots training camp.Each baby goat wore a Patriots jersey bearing the number 12 worn by Brady with a huge "GOAT" sign displayed in tribute to Brady. (AFP Photo/Timothy A. CLARY )

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(FILES) This file photo taken on February 05, 2017 shows Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots holding the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in overtime during Super Bowl 51 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.Five baby goats were brought to training camp practice on August 3, 2017 by the reigning Super Bowl champion New England Patriots as the NFL club celebrated superstar quarterback Tom Brady's 40th birthday. Brady, a five-time Super Bowl champion with the Patriots, has often been tagged with the term "GOAT" as an abbreviation for "Greatest Of All Time" and he celebrated this birthday as he has many others, with a workout at the Patriots training camp.Each baby goat wore a Patriots jersey bearing the number 12 worn by Brady with a huge "GOAT" sign displayed in tribute to Brady. (AFP Photo/Timothy A. CLARY )

New York (AFP) - New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was set to receive a $14 million deferred signing bonus on Friday as part of the contract extension he signed last year.

Brady's deal called for a signing bonus of $28 million, split into two $14 million payments.

He received the first installment when he signed the extension.

Brady is under contract through the 2019 season, although Patriots owner Robert Kraft said this week that the 39-year-old is preparing to play well into his mid-40s.

Kraft said he was confident Brady can emulate retired Hall-of-Famer Brett Favre, who played past his 40th birthday to lead the Minnesota Vikings into the playoffs in 2009-2010.

"At the level he performed, there is no one who would be happier than I am and our fan base," Kraft said of the prospect of many more years with Brady at the helm.

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