Tom Brady at Super Bowl LIII. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — It sure was a big weekend for Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.
The former MVP celebrated his 42nd birthday on Saturday—and then signed a two-year, $70 million extension.
Later Monday, more details about the deal came out, namely, the inclusion of a clause that would make Brady a free agent at the end of the next season.
The quarterback, who has been with the team since 2000, said it is "pretty much uncharted territory, I think, for everybody."
He's said before that he wants to play until he's 45.
Fans tell WBZ NewsRadio's Chris Fama they're thrilled.
"I know I couldn't do it at my age, and he's not too far behind me," one fan said.
"He's so durable," said another. "There's not much he can't do!"
Fans said Brady's been a team player who has always taken less, and this deal's no different, as it frees up more money for the Patriots' salary cap.
"More money to help him in the long run on the field," said another fan. "Pay for some other talent."
A left tackle, perhaps? Maybe another tight end.