Tom Brady could be the biggest story of the NFL offseason in terms of his future.
But if owners don’t vote on his future by Aug. 31, they may not even get to see him at all.
The NFL’s collective bargaining agreement requires that players vote on their futures on or before Aug. 30.
If the owners don´t vote on Brady, the Patriots would be required to pay him a salary that would be higher than what he made in the past, according to sources.
In the past two years, Brady has been paid $6.8 million, and if owners vote on him, they could have to pay the salary at that level.
The Patriots had $23.6 million in cap space, but that could change if they decide to take a pay cut.
If owners vote against Brady, that money could go to players who were drafted before the trade deadline or are still unsigned.
If that happens, the owners would be forced to re-sign players who aren´t already under contract.
If it is that simple, why would the owners not make that decision sooner?
It would make sense to pay Brady more than that, but why would they not make it happen?
This is the NFL, and Brady´s situation is different from other NFL players.
For example, Deion Sanders and Ryan Shazier both were on the market before the 2016 trade deadline, but didn´t make the roster.
Sanders was signed by the Cleveland Browns before the deadline, and Shaziers contract didn´T become guaranteed until after the season.
That means he would have been paid before the season even started.
It is not uncommon for players who have signed with the Patriots to get cut after the trade, and that could happen with Brady.
The Patriots don´s contract with Brady, however, makes it so he would receive $1.6 billion in guaranteed money and $8 million in salary.
That amount is enough to pay every Patriots player, even if they were not drafted after the 2016 draft.
That would make it a total of $30.5 million in guaranteed compensation for Brady and $30 million for the Patriots.
The other possibility is that owners would want to keep Brady, but would be reluctant to make him pay more than the current cap.
That could be a problem if Brady doesn´t sign with another team.
The New England Patriots were able to keep their star quarterback, but they were going to have to deal with salary cap issues and cap space problems for a while.
It may be that Brady is not a perfect quarterback, and there is no guarantee he can win the Super Bowl, but if owners want to make a long-term investment in Brady, they need to do so now.
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This is a condensed version of an article originally published on September 20, 2018.
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