This device, given the three new contract years, results in a cap number of $13.8 million in 2013 — $8 million less than the cap number under his prior deal. Of that amount, $6.8 million comes from past contracts. Another $6 million comes from the initial proration of the new signing bonus.
Next year, the cap number increases to $14.8 million.
The cap numbers for 2015, 2016, and 2017 will be $13 million, $14 million, and $15 million, respectively. In each year, $6 million is attributed to the $30 million signing bonus.
Over the next two years, Brady will make $33 million. Which is $3 million more than the $30 million he was due to earn under the prior deal.
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