Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will have some extra motivation this season, for his wallet anyway.
The five-time Super Bowl champion and the Patriots have agreed to a contract adjustment that will add $5 million in performance-based incentives to Brady’s current deal, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Compensation update: Patriots are adding up to $5 million in performance-based incentives to Tom Brady’s contract, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 9, 2018
If Brady does hit the incentive kickers, he’ll be the tenth-highest paid quarterback in the NFL in 2018. Currently, at $15 million in total cash in 2018, Brady ranks 20th among quarterbacks.
It’s important to note, however, that this is not a contract extension, but rather a way for Brady to take home some more cash in 2018.
Last season, the 41-year-old made history, becoming the oldest player in NFL history to win the league’s Most Valuable Player award and the oldest quarterback to start in the Super Bowl.
It’s unclear at this time how Brady can earn the extra $5 million this season.