Bedard: If Tom Brady isn’t happy with his contract, he has only himself to blame

(Adam Richins for BSJ)

ALLEN PARK, Mich. — We still don't know the details on Tom Brady's contract "extension" and they might not be known for a couple of days.

What we do know is a few details have been released that mention things like voidable years, and Brady perhaps becoming a free agent to start the 2020 league year.

We'll get those things in a second.

Let's first deal with what we know after Brady addressed the media following Monday's joint practice session with the Lions: Brady doesn't seem particularly pleased with his deal. His reaction was basically, "Whatever ... I got a little bit of a raise, I agreed to the structure to help the team, we'll see what happens after this season."

That's paraphrasing Brady. His actual quotes weren't that far off:

"The focus is this year and what we've got to do. That's where I'm focused. That's all that really matters in the end."

"Football is a tough business. It's a production business. I'm ready to go this year and that's really what matters. That's where my focus is. It's a unique situation I'm in. I'm in my 20th year with the same team. I'm 42 years old, so pretty much uncharted territory I think for everybody. I'm going to go out there and do the best I can this year and see what happens."

"I'm really not worried about it. I'm secure for this year, I think. At least I get a few first-team reps out there. I just go out there and try to do the best I can."

"It is what it is. That's a good line. Whoever said it, it's very pertinent. Like I said, there's a lot of guys who have one year left on their contract. I've got one year to go and we'll see what happens."


Brady's attitude toward his contract can basically be summed up with, "It is what it is ...I've got one year to go and we'll see what happens."

My reaction to Brady's apparent discontent with his contract is this: