Despite his high profile, Tom Brady is not the highest paid player in the NFL. Of course he has a stunningly high asset value. So you don’t have to feel bad for the quarterback of the Patriots. But many people – especially those who believe that Brady is the greatest NFL quarterback of all time – think some of the other quarterbacks in the competition don’t deserve to earn more than Brady.
Further on, let’s take a look at Tom Brady’s assets. We will also answer the question of how much the quarterback makes. And we’ll even discover the reason why he doesn’t make the list of the highest paid players in the league.
What is Tom Brady’s net worth?
The net assets of Tom Brady are even higher than you would expect. But it is certainly lower than that of his wife, Gisele Bündchen. Celebrity Net Worth estimates that Tom Brady is worth $ 180 million and Gisele Bündchen is worth $ 400 million. That brings their combined assets together as a pair to as much as $ 580 million. The Street characterizes the enormous power of the couple as the reason why “he can spend on things like $ 16,000 diets.”
However, the publication also points out that Brady voluntarily became “a bargain for the Patriots” during his nearly two decades career in the NFL. He has restructured his deals several times to help his team’s budget. That explains the amount of money he earns. And, of course, it emphasizes the reason why he doesn’t earn as much as some of the highest paid players in the league.
How much does Tom Brady make?
Tom Brady will be paid $ 20 million in 2018, according to Spotrac. His basic salary is $ 4 million and his average annual salary is $ 15 million. He has a two-year contract of $ 30 million, including a signing bonus of $ 10 million and $ 10 million guaranteed. That doesn’t sound shabby at all. But it pales in comparison to what some of the other top players in the competition will earn this season.
SB Nation had 43 players who will have a higher salary than Tom Brady in 2018. The publication reports that Brady agreed in 2013 and 2016 with offers under the market. And the amount of money that Brady earns is not so much that he is the productive value of quarterback. “43 players will earn higher average annual wages than Brady’s $ 15 million base. And 16 will earn more than the $ 20 million that Brady could make if he achieved all his benchmarks.
Why Tom Brady settled for lower earnings
Business Insider notes that Brady has signed fewer lucrative contracts to keep his team competitive. The Washington Post reports that “Football has become religion” for Brady. The post learned from Brady’s friend, Gotham Chopra, that “it’s his calling – it’s what gives his life meaning and purpose.”
Celebrity Net Worth reports that Tom Brady has given up between $ 60 million and $ 100 million during his career to make the patriots win. As he enters his 19th season in the NFL, he has earned about $ 197 million in his career so far. As the publication notes, “If Brady had earned as much money as the best-paid quarterback during his contract extension years (2005, 2009, 2013, and 2017), he could have earned $ 276 million in his career.”
Of course his last extension of the contract came when he was 40 years old. (So he probably couldn’t have offered the highest salary in the competition.) Celebrity Net Worth, therefore, focuses on $ 60 million as a “realistic estimate” of what Brady has sacrificed during his career. “But don’t cry for Brady,” advises SB Nation fans. Given his ability, he is doing fine.