Originally posted by 4t9erfan:
Jason Cole, who broke the initial news, guessed on 610 The Drive radio show in KC that Alex's new deal is "6 years, 17 or 17.5 million a year". This quoted figure is lower than the recent QB contract extensions:
Rodgers = $22.0m per year, $54m guaranteed
Ryan = $20.75m per year, $59m guaranteed
Flacco = $20.1m per year, $52m guaranteed
Brees = $20.0m per year, $60m guaranteed
Peyton = $19.2m per year, $58m guaranteed
Cutler = $18.1m per year, $54m guaranteed
Romo = $18.0m per year, $55m guaranteed
Stafford = $17.6m per year, $41.5m guaranteed
Brady = $11.4m per year, $57m guaranteed (lowered $21.8m salary for new guarantees)
Biggest loser is... Josh Freeman, who could have cashed in with a productive year.
And don't forget, Brady's salary is guaranteed for injury. That means, if he can't walk tomorrow, the team still has to pay him that money.