View Full Version : Brady signs with Pats

03-03-2007, 10:23 AM

The New England Patriots have signed veteran tight end Kyle Brady to a two-year deal worth $5.3 million, according to the Florida Times-Union. The contract includes a $2 million signing bonus.

He'll earn a base salary of $1.2 million and a $100,000 roster bonus in 2007. In 2008, his salary will be $2 million.

Brady had been offered a $1.5 million salary, and no bonus, for the 2007 season by the Jaguars, with whom he spent eight seasons.

"That was frustrating, and so was all the [contract] restructuring each year and the feeling I had to keep lowering my [salary] numbers," Brady told the Times-Union. "This is satisfying to go to a team that really values me."

As we see it, it's a fair, realistic deal, with none of the phony back-end fluff that so many players and agents try to wedge into the contract so that it looks better in the newspapers. It's a two-year deal that really is a two-year deal. And it's a fair salary for a 35-year old tight end who still have some gas in the tank.

In hindsight, the fact that Brady is 35 makes yours truly feel very old. Brady was recruited heavily by West Virginia University, and when he was visiting campus as a high school senior they brought him up to the law school for a quick tour.

Initial reaction? "I thought the giant died when fell down the beanstalk."

03-03-2007, 10:28 AM
Another Brady to Brady TD. I can hear it now.

03-03-2007, 10:35 AM
Kyle Brady, he'll probably do more with the pats than he did with the jets.

03-03-2007, 10:46 AM
That's why they are called the Brady Bunch

03-03-2007, 10:47 AM
With the Jets first selection in the 96 draft....TE......Kyle Brady (OOOOOOOOHHHHHHHH NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!)

"New York New York becomes TE, TE"

03-03-2007, 10:47 AM
and that's why the pats are just better than everybody else-- they lose graham (who's a good blocker/receiver), who signs for big money/10 million dollar signing bonus, and they replace him with brady, who's a better blocker and an underrated receiver for a little less than half what graham's getting paid