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08:54 AM ET 01.16 | The Patriots were the best team money could buy in 2010. You don't think of them as a collection of high priced superstars, but a league source said the Patriots had the highest payroll in the NFL at $148 million. A good chunk of that payroll went into the pockets of Tom Brady, who during the season signed an extension that made him the NFL's highest paid player.

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January 16, 2011  08:56 AM ET

Worth every penny if they win the Super Bowl. Money down the drain if they don't.

January 16, 2011  08:56 AM ET

You get what you pay for, apparently

January 16, 2011  08:57 AM ET

Tom Brady is worn every penny.

January 16, 2011  08:57 AM ET

I hate to say it, but I think they're going to win it all this year.

January 16, 2011  08:58 AM ET

$148 million...... That is going to sting when the new CBA is in place with the "Cap".

January 16, 2011  08:59 AM ET

They do spend wisely though. Excepting of course the Adalius Thomas fiasco.

January 16, 2011  09:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

They do spend wisely though. Excepting of course the Adalius Thomas fiasco.

You get the feeling that won't happen again.

January 16, 2011  09:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

You get the feeling that won't happen again.

Some teams learn from their mistakes and others continue to be doomed by repeating them.

January 16, 2011  09:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Tom Brady is worn every penny.

Yep.

January 16, 2011  09:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I hate to say it, but I think they're going to win it all this year.

Could be, but the way Green Bay abused the Falcons last night...

January 16, 2011  09:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Could be, but the way Green Bay abused the Falcons last night...

I saw part of that game. They're both good teams; I thought it was going to go right down to the wire.

January 16, 2011  09:36 AM ET

A well spent 148 million so far I'd say.

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January 16, 2011  09:48 AM ET

It's not like this is the Yankees with a 200 million salary and say the Marlins with a 14 million salary. I'm sure all 32 teams are close together in salary spent.

January 16, 2011  10:11 AM ET
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It's not like this is the Yankees with a 200 million salary and say the Marlins with a 14 million salary. I'm sure all 32 teams are close together in salary spent.

True... although the Bengals and Cardinals will soon be neared to the minimum than the maximum - it's in their DNA.

January 16, 2011  10:22 AM ET

Three going on four SB's. Money well spent. Where's the news story here?

January 16, 2011  10:47 AM ET

...and all those years I had to hear about how Tom Brady took pay cuts to benefit his team

January 16, 2011  10:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

It's not like this is the Yankees with a 200 million salary and say the Marlins with a 14 million salary. I'm sure all 32 teams are close together in salary spent.

Agreed. The difference is that the NFL actually enforces its salary cap. You can't "buy" a team in the NFL. The new CBA better keep it that way.

January 16, 2011  10:53 AM ET

Apparently smart money because they seem pretty loaded with youth and draft picks too. They are the lesser of the evils in the AFC now, would love to see them light up a superbowl with GB in a shootout.

 
January 16, 2011  11:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#21):

Apparently smart money because they seem pretty loaded with youth and draft picks too. They are the lesser of the evils in the AFC now, would love to see them light up a superbowl with GB in a shootout.

What makes Green Bay "evil"?

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