During Super Bowl week the Krafts assured Patriots fans TomBrady will be a Patriot for the foreseeable future with this: "I think we've done an OK job keeping things together. We're blessed to have the GOATs at each of their positions, and our intent would be that they keep doing it."
So, obviously, if Brady is going to remain the starter here for the foreseeable future, it would behoove the team to lower Brady's cap number to give the team more flexibility against the cap by giving him an extension. (That doesn't mean it will happen. It could have happened last offseason as well and didn't. Most teams — and BillBelichick — don't take extending players in their 40s lightly.)
If the Patriots did give Brady an extension, what would it look like and how much cap space would free up for the team?