Mike Reiss notes Tom Brady is due $3 million bonus in March.
Brady is due the roster bonus on March 5, which is the first official day of the 2010 league year.
Sometimes those roster bonuses can create an added incentive for a team to strike a deal with a player. Instead of paying the roster bonus and then later striking a lucrative extension, there is sometimes a benefit for the team to get it all done at once from an overall cash standpoint.
Brady's new deal could be anywhere from $15 million-$18 million per season, and possibly higher, so it's difficult to gauge how much a $3 million roster bonus could factor into the pace of negotiations. But it is one factor to keep in mind when considering Brady's contract situation.
Boomer Esiason thinks Peyton Manning's interception will translate into $$$ for Brady.
If you put this in the perspective of a New England Patriot fan or a New England Patriot owner like Bob Kraft, and Peyton Manning is going to get ready to sign a new contract really soon. And that interception cost Peyton Manning, in my eyes. Well actually, cha-ching for Tom Brady because Tom Brady does have three Super Bowl Championships and his contract is up as well. So the guy who is actually the biggest winner, I think in all of this, is Tom Brady. Because Peyton Manning is still not able to eclipse the three Super Bowl championships that Tom Brady under his belt.
Dan Shaughnessy shares some feedback he received from emailers, correcting his misguided and premature crowning of Manning over Brady (on the eve of the Super Bowl? tsk tsk). Couldn't happen to a nicer guy.
OK, maybe I jumped the gun a little. I got caught up in the moment. On the eve of the Super Bowl, I wrote that Peyton Manning was better than Tom Brady. I was positively Peytonized. And as Rick Pitino once said, “that’s how I felt at the time.’’
Fortunately, this is sports and opinions change every day. Now that Manning lost the Super Bowl with his Favre-like pick six, he’s a mere .500 quarterback (9-9) in postseason play. He’s still two rings shy of Brady, who is 14-4 in NFL tournament play.
Nothing beats being wrong on the sports pages of The Boston Globe. And that is because of you, gentle readers.
- Ron Borges points out that the opportunity window is closing on Peyton Manning.
- Mike Reiss notes Benjamin Watson was a guest on WBZ-TV's Sports Final program Sunday night, and he was asked about his football future.
- Albert Breer points out something for Patriots fans to be happy about - good guy and ex-Patriot Dave Thomas finally getting his ring.
- Adam Kilgore talks about ex-Patriot Randall Gay, a Louisiana native who helped the franchise he grew up cheering for win its first Super Bowl.
- Albert Breer reports on the success of Tuna's helpers, including Sean Payton who held up the Lombardi Trophy Sunday night.
- Albert Breer thinks the balance of power has shifted and the AFC's decade of dominance is over.
- Ian Rapoport says that having a ring to go with the numbers allows the 31-year-old Brees to rub shoulders with Brady, Favre, and Manning. And Brees isn’t done.
- Albert Breer points out that whether Manning or Brady is the better quarterback is still very much up for debate, but who's more clutch isn't, for now.
- Tony Massarotti says Peyton Manning did not single-handedly lose that game, but he did not win it either, particularly when he had the chance to forge his legacy.
- Jeff Howe feels that fourth quarter pick will forever haunt the legacy of Peyton Manning.
- The Boston Globe takes a look at some of Peyton's pouting in pictures.
- Michael Felger has three final thoughts from the Super Bowl and one of them is, of course, Indianapolis is still better than the Patriots. .
- Heath Evans closes out his Super Bowl blog series, with his thoughts on winning the Championship and some kind words for the New England fans.
- WEEI provides the transcript of Rosevelt Colvin's guest appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Monday. I caught him on the radio and he's always good to listen to.
- WEEI provides the transcript of Boomer Esiason's Q & A on the Dennis & Callahan show Monday morning.
- WEEI provides the transcript of Peter King's appearance on the Dale & Holley show yesterday afternoon.
- Kevin O'Neal (Indy Star) Sparse crowd greets Colts on return. Eleven fans showed up at the airport to greet the returning team.
- Kerry J. Byrne (Cold Hard Football Facts) The CHFF Super Bowl victory tour: Separating the winners from the losers in the bloody aftermath of our wars against the "pundits."
- Michael Lombardi (NFL.com) Unconventional thinking has served Payton, Saints in Super fashion.
- Clark Judge (CBS Sports) Colts pay price for Indy's conservative approach. Not trusting Peyton Manning might haunt coach Jim Caldwell.
- Tom Monkovic (NY Times) What they're saying: The aggressive team won.
- Tim Graham (ESPN) '07 Patriots a reminder of no guarantees.
- Bill Simmons (ESPN) A retro Super Bowl diary featuring the return of the Peyton Manning Face and the three best words in sports, 'You never know.'
- Joe Posnanski (SI) Another disappointment for Peyton.
- Shutdown Corner (Yahoo! Sports) A renewed plea for Super Bowl Monday as a national holiday.
- Vinnie Iyer (Sporting News) What we learned: Super Bowl 44 edition.
- George Bretherton (NY Times) Does the NFL's 'Going to the ground' rule need to be changed?
- Don Banks (SI) What's next for Saints and Colts in a year with no salary cap?
- NFL.com Super Bowl XLVI commercials.
- Wes Bunting (Nat'l Football Post) 2010 draft: wide receiver grading scale. A first look at WR draft prospects.
- Dan Wetzel (Yahoo! Sports) Lockout would be calamitous.
- ClevelandBrowns.com The Browns officially terminated the contract of WR Donte Stallworth.
- Andy Barall (NY Times) Reviewing the 2010 Hall of Fame selections.
- Curtis Pashelka (San Jose Mercury News) The AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am lives on without Tiger. Tom Brady and Tony Romo are among the actors and celebrities scheduled to play this week.
- Evan Silva (ProFootballTalk) Reports: NFL Network, DirecTV pursuing Berman.