In two pieces now posted on CBSSports.com, Jason La Canfora looks at the best contracts in the NFL from a team perspective, and also the worst contracts in the NFL for teams.
Quarterback Tom Brady is the only Patriot to show up on either list, and La Canfora puts him in the "best" category.
"OK, so $31 million in the first year of a redone deal is a lot of money, but for arguably the best quarterback of all time, it's still a steal when you consider he will earn just $26 million, total, over the final four years of this deal," La Canfora writes. "On an average-per-year basis, Brady makes $9 million, which puts him 15th among all quarterbacks. Let that set in."