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Will Brady's deal come with issues?

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08:32 AM ET 07.05 | Last summer, Eli Manning and Philip Rivers got deals with nearly $40 million guaranteed, and so it stands to reason that Tom Brady and the elder Manning brother could demand somewhere between $40 million and $50 million in guaranteed dollars on new long-term deals. One thing that's obvious is that Brady's camp hasn't been enthused by negotiations to this point. You can also bet that, in light of what happened with Deion Branch in 2006 (a year after he signed his last deal), Brady's closely following what's happening with Logan Mankins.

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July 5, 2010  08:39 AM ET

Lots of angst in NE with this one...

The bottom line is that until the Owners know what the rules are, neither Brady or P. Manning will have new deals.

It is what it is...

July 5, 2010  08:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Lots of angst in NE with this one... The bottom line is that until the Owners know what the rules are, neither Brady or P. Manning will have new deals. It is what it is...

And no-one will know about those rules till both sides agree on them and that could take a while.

July 5, 2010  08:48 AM ET
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And no-one will know about those rules till both sides agree on them and that could take a while.

Well stated, Stranger.

Now - where are our facebar lifts and Favre threads?

July 5, 2010  08:54 AM ET

Aren't his best years behind him by now?

July 5, 2010  08:55 AM ET
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Well stated, Stranger. Now - where are our facebar lifts and Favre threads?

Well now you have your facebar lifts post. We just need the Fa*** story.

July 5, 2010  09:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Well now you have your facebar lifts post. We just need the Fa*** story.

Soon to come - I'll guarantee it!

July 5, 2010  09:09 AM ET
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Soon to come - I'll guarantee it!

Let's hope you're right.

July 5, 2010  09:12 AM ET

Eli Manning and Philip Rivers both signed six-year deals.

If Tom Brady gets a long-term contract with even five years on it, being 32 years old today, this should be the last big contract of his career. He should fight for every last penny.

July 5, 2010  09:14 AM ET
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Eli Manning and Philip Rivers both signed six-year deals.If Tom Brady gets a long-term contract with even five years on it, being 32 years old today, this should be the last big contract of his career. He should fight for every last penny.

Same goes for Peyton Manning.

July 5, 2010  09:19 AM ET
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Let's hope you're right.

So what will they dig up about grandpa today? We already know he started practicing with the HS kids again and he won't go to camp. Maybe someone should go read Peter King's column to find out what Fa*** has to say today.

July 5, 2010  09:20 AM ET
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So what will they dig up about grandpa today? We already know he started practicing with the HS kids again and he won't go to camp. Maybe someone should go read Peter King's column to find out what Fa*** has to say today.

He has not decided what he wants to say today...He will decide tomorrow...

July 5, 2010  09:23 AM ET
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... Maybe someone should go read Peter King's column to find out what Fa*** has to say today.

Ol' Pete's at the World Cup trying to figure out how to spin his little buddy into the mix there somehow...

July 5, 2010  09:29 AM ET
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Ol' Pete's at the World Cup trying to figure out how to spin his little buddy into the mix there somehow...

Probably has a tattoo on his arse that reads: WWFD...

July 5, 2010  09:39 AM ET
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Probably has a tattoo on his arse that reads: WWFD...

That's probably on his left cheek, on his right, he probably sports one that says "I heart BF"

July 5, 2010  09:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Lots of angst in NE with this one... The bottom line is that until the Owners know what the rules are, neither Brady or P. Manning will have new deals. It is what it is...

Maybe so Otis but if you believe that either team is going to let their franchise qb leave, then I have some fabulous property in Florida I'd love to talk to you about

July 5, 2010  09:52 AM ET

They should put in a performance clause. I think he has one with Gisele.

July 5, 2010  09:53 AM ET

This is really bad. I don't see it getting better anytime soon. Guess the owners didn't really think this through. What a surprise!!

July 5, 2010  09:57 AM ET
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They should put in a performance clause. I think he has one with Gisele.

What are you saying? He has skills other than football?

July 5, 2010  10:02 AM ET
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Same goes for Peyton Manning.

Yes sir. But Peyton Manning always fights for the last penny. Tom Brady allegedly cut the Patriots some kind of bargain discount deal last time around.

 
July 5, 2010  10:03 AM ET

Very misleading in claiming how much he is set to make this year. That extension he signed in 2005 was a six-year, $60 million contract . He received all of it and that is a $10 million a year ave.
And lets be honest, as good as he is, Ben R. (2X), Peyton , Eli, and now Brees have all won Superbowls since he signed that contract, not Tom Brady. One year he played part of one game but was paid his $10 million ave. that year. And that is what the money is about.
He will get his, no doubt, but at this point Peyton and Brees are the best in the game and Rogers has the biggest upside. How much do you pay him for winning a superbowl in 2004?

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