By TED SILLANPAA
on Twitter @TedSillanpaa
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is drawing all kinds of praise for restructuring his contract to enable the team to sign or retain free agents. Some are calling it an amazingly team-oriented move by Brady who, in return, gets some financial security via a guaranteed contract in the NFL where nothing is ever guaranteed.
You and I would be perceived as lot more financially selfless and generally noble if we were married to a Brazilian supermodel who makes four times more per year than we do. Honest.
I love Tom Brady. He’s my favorite player in the NFL. He and Gisele Bundchen make $75 million a year combined.
$75 million a year.
Let’s not give Brady some NFL Team Player of the Century honor for reworking his contract. Like most premier athletes, he lives in a world we can’t beging to understand.
Soooo … let’s not rush to suggest Raiders’ quarterback Carson Palmer do what Brady did and rework his contract and take a pay cut. First, the Raiders wouldn’t give him a guaranteed deal at the back end … and that’s what Brady got. Second, Palmer’s wife doesn’t make millions and millions and millions of dollars a year.