Originally Posted by Gangrene
It's hard to put oneself in the shoes of people who earn one million dollars plus a year. To me, Joe Flacco's deal puts too much pressure on the teams salary cap and so puts the likelyhood of a super bowl repeat further and further away. Thomas Brady was smart, he has mountain's of cash and wants some more glory as he heads toward the end of his career - so he gave a cap friendly deal that is high in guarantees. If Brady stays healthy, that extra cash saved by the patriots can be spent on a few key role players that can make the difference between wins and losses.
Good for Joe! In 6 years he can worry about taking less to win another title. Brady hasn't won one in quite some time.