Brady gets a $30 million signing bonus as part of the deal, and that will be paid out between now and early 2015. In addition, his $1 million base this year and $2 million base next year are fully guaranteed. As of now, his $7 million base in 2015, $8 million base for 2016 and $9 million base for 2017 are guaranteed for injury only. However, if he’s on the roster for the last game of 2014 season, the $24 million due from 2015-17 become fully guaranteed.
It’s still amazing to me how these kind of numbers get thrown around and meanwhile just about every single one of us will never see even a fraction of this kind of money ever in our lives. Oh well…