The Financial Diets of Tom Brady and The Patriots, by Mark Cico, is a fascinating look at the NFL quarterback’s financial situation and diet.
The book has been released by Penguin Random House, and it covers the NFL QB’s financial history, finances, and lifestyle from a different perspective.
Cico has spent much of his career as a sports writer, but he’s a master of the sports world’s most complex and lucrative business.
His book is a must-read for any NFL fan and an excellent primer for anyone looking to become a financial planner.
As you’ll see in the video above, Cico breaks down Brady’s financials in a way that’s both comprehensible and easy to understand.
For example, Brady’s salary and guaranteed money ($17 million per season) is not included in the table below, but it’s included as a $20 million cap figure.
Brady’s guaranteed money is listed at $2 million, but that’s actually $1 million per year in guaranteed money.
The table below lists the total amount of guaranteed money Brady has earned for each season from 2011 to 2020.
(There’s also a breakdown of Brady’s 2017 salary and how that’s calculated, as well as a breakdown for the guaranteed money he has remaining.)
Here are the main areas covered in the book: Brady’s annual base salary ($17.5 million) is calculated based on the total guaranteed money (plus the $1.3 million he’s earned in 2017).
Brady also gets a base salary of $12 million each year ($10 million in the first year, $10.5 in the second year and $9.5 each year thereafter).
Brady’s base salary for 2019 ($17,988,737) is based on $10 million guaranteed money in the fourth year of his rookie contract.
Brady also has $1,500,000 guaranteed for his first two seasons of free agency.
Brady gets a $2.8 million signing bonus in 2018, $2,543,500 in 2019, $3.822 million in 2020 and $4.2 million in 2021.
The total base salary is $36.4 million in 2022.
Brady has a $5.5m cap hit in 2020, and the $8.5mil per year guaranteed money for 2019 is guaranteed in 2021 and 2022.
The base salary in 2022 is $5 million, and Brady will earn $2 billion in base salary and $3 million guaranteed.
(He’ll make $6 million per game in 2022, $7.5 per game for the first two years, $9 million per match in 2022 and $10m per match for the final two years.)
Cico also covers Brady’s $2M salary for 2021, and he has $3,5m in guaranteed base money in 2021, plus $1M guaranteed in 2022 ($2 million guaranteed for each year.)
In 2019, Brady has $7 million in guaranteed salary.
The guaranteed base amount is $10,000,000 in 2019 and $12,500 for each of the next two years.
Brady is owed $9,500 per match and $6,750 per match after 2021.
Brady will be $5,000 less than he was in 2020.
Brady, who is 32 years old, has earned $16 million in 2019 ($11 million in base money), and the guaranteed base will be cut by $500,00 for 2019.
Brady can get a base increase of $5 to $8 million in 2023, and that’s the final year of the contract.
(The guaranteed money will be worth $5M in 2024.)
In 2022, Brady will get a $3M base salary, and in 2024, he’ll get $1 Million base salary.
Brady had a $14 million cap hit at the time of the signing bonus.
The 2017 salary is set to become $17.9 million, so Brady will owe $8,975,000.
In 2022 he’ll have $4,722,667 in base and $5 Million guaranteed.
Brady signed a five-year contract worth $60 million in 2018.
Brady took a $16.7 million pay cut in 2019.
(Brady’s 2017 base salary was $16,835,000.)
Brady will make $9 Million in 2021 on a five year deal worth $45.5 Million.
In 2021, Brady is due $16 Million in base.
In 2020, Brady takes a $6.5 M pay cut to become the highest paid quarterback in NFL history.
The guarantee in 2022 will be more than $5 Billion in 2022 with $4 Billion in 2022 and $2 Billion in 2024.
Brady and his family will make over $100 million in total salary in the 2023 season.
Brady was originally scheduled to make $10 Million in 2019 but the Patriots agreed to a contract extension in late July that was due to expire in 2020 but was extended through 2021.