- Tom Brady will be playing in his 10th Super Bowl on Sunday.
- The six-time Super Bowl winner is set to earn a $500K bonus if the Bucs beat the Kansas City Chiefs.
- Brady has so far earned $1.75M in playoff bonuses.
Tom Brady will be making a record 10th Super Bowl appearance this weekend and he will also be chasing a record-extending 7th Super Bowl title. The 43-year old will also be aiming to become the first QB to win the Super Bowl while playing for both conferences.
Aside from chasing NFL records, Brady will also be looking to earn more this season. As it stands, Brady is set to receive a $500K bonus from the Bucs if the team wins Super Bowl LV.
Brady’s two-year contract
Full details of Tom Brady’s two year, $50m contract:
*No signing bonus
*Base salaries of $15m both years
*$10m guaranteed roster bonuses: 3rd day of 2020, 5th day of 2021.
And $4.5 million each year in incentives, based on: pic.twitter.com/8kWFHcZyM2
— Ben Volin (@BenVolin) March 20, 2020
When Brady signed a deal with the Buccaneers last offseason, his package included a formula which pays him more and more based on his team’s success in the postseason. So far, Brady has checked four out of the five boxes. If the Buccaneers win Super Bowl LV, Brady is set to add another $500,000 to his bounty.
Tampa Bay heads to Super Bowl weekend as 3.5 points betting underdogs at BetOnline’s spread line and a slight +146 underdog at its moneyline odds. With the numbers very close, there is a real possibility that Tampa Bay can upset the defending Super Bowl Champions and win the Lombardi Trophy, which in turn will mean an extra $500K for Tom Brady’s bank account.
The Super Bowl bonus though would be just the icing on the cake for Tom Brady. He’s been cashing out bonuses since the Bucs made the postseason for the first time since 2007. With Brady starting the playoffs for the first time in the wild card round, Tom’s picked up a hefty sum so far.
Tom Brady’s Playoff Bonuses
Tom Brady would get a $500K bonus if the Bucs make the Super Bowl, per @AdamSchefter
TB12 has already earned this postseason:
— $500K for making playoffs
— $250K for beating WFT
— $500K for beating NOLA pic.twitter.com/KWM41K6J7v
— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) January 24, 2021
Brady earned a $500,000 bonus for making the playoffs, and another $250,000 for every playoff game victory. Then he earned an extra $500,000 for making it to the NFC championship game, and after the Tweet above, another $500,000 after advancing to the Super Bowl. If you do the math, his postseason bonus earned has already reached $1.75M.
Outside his postseason bonuses, Brady has also earned a pair of $562,500 regular season bonuses for finishing in the Top 5 in passing touchdowns and passing yards. He also received a $10M roster bonus of $10M which was paid on 323/20 and will get another $10M roster bonus on the fifth league day of the 2021 season, if he returns with the Buccaneers.
Now add all these to his base salary of $15M, Tom Brady stands to earn $27,875,000 if he completes the job this Sunday. If not he’ll just fall $500K short of the maximum amount he could earn with the Bucs this season. Not bad for a 43-year old and definitely a bargain for Tampa Bay given the current market for high-end quarterbacks in the NFL. But when you have accomplished what Brady has in his career, it’s not just about the money, really.