Momentum continues to build for a new contract between the Patriots and Tom Brady, who finds a way to say all the right things (and not be a distraction by showing up to play) while the sides presumably work toward a deal.
Brady made his weekly appearance on WEEI on Monday, and reiterated he would like to finish his career with the Patriots, while also acknowledging those types of plans don’t always work out in the end.
“I would love to be here my whole career,” Brady told The Dennis and Callahan Show. “I have goals, and the team has goals, and hopefully they’re down the same line. But, you never know. I mean, Joe Montana got traded. And Jerry Rice did. Really, the best players that ever played their positions. It’s hard to think that if those guys aren’t playing for a team, why would I be excluded from that?”
Brady declined to give a timetable on when he wants a deal done, and during a lengthy discussion on his contract, was asked if he needs to make more than Peyton Manning, who is also entering the final year of his deal.
“Honestly, it’s not about that,” Brady said. “I think, when it’s all said and done, I’m not going to worry about who made more money. All these other quarterbacks in the league and what they make, I always felt that I don’t care what they get. What I get, and what works for me and the team, that’s what it will be. I don’t really care who makes more.”