Tom Brady on being paid less than other QBs: ‘My wife makes a lot of money’


On Jimmy Kimmel LiveTom Brady, arguably the best quarterback in NFL history, revealed why he’s always willing to take pay cuts. Despite leading the New England Patriots to six Super Bowl wins, Brady isn’t even in the top ten highest paid quarterbacks. In fact, of the top ten, only three have won a Super Bowl. But when asked why he’s been willing to give up millions of dollars over the years, Brady had the perfect answer.

“I think the thing I’ve always felt for me in my life, ya know, winning’s been a priority,” Brady said, “and my wife makes a lot of money.”

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Sure, the fact that Brady’s wife, supermodel Gisele Bündchen, is super rich, but there’s more to it than that.

“It’s a salary cap,” Brady said. “You can only spend so much and the more that one guy gets there’s less for others. And I think from a competitive advantage standpoint, I like to get a lot of good players around me.”

While there, Brady also took part in Kimmel’s hilarious feud with his arch nemesis: Patriots super fan, Matt Damon.

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