Could play Tom Brady until he was 45 years old

Tom Brady extends contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

As NFL insider Ian Rapoport reported on Friday, Brady's contract with the reigning Super Bowl winner from Florida was extended by one year. This means that the seven-time Super Bowl champion is tied to the Buccaneers until after the 2022 season. Then Brady would be 45 years old. His previous contract would have expired after the coming season.

Above all, the extension is accompanied by a restructuring of the contract, which gives the franchise more cap space for the coming season - and thus the opportunity to keep players like Pass Rusher Shaquil Barrett or Tight End Rob Gronkowski. As Tom Pelissero of the "NFL Network" reports, Brady did not ask for a raise after the Super Bowl victory in February, so that Tampa Bay can put together a powerful team in the coming years.

Newton can prove himself again

Brady's successor in New England has also received a new contract. According to Insider Rapoport, Cam Newton has signed another one-year deal with the Patriots and will earn $ 1.75 million in that time. After the end of a disappointing season in which the Patriots missed the play-offs for the first time since 2008, many insiders had actually assumed that the two sides would separate. Now the 2015 NFL MVP will stay in New England - even if it is not yet clear whether he will also remain a starter. The Pats are among the candidates to draw a quarterback in the upcoming draft.