The two-year extension keeps him under contract through the 2021 season, according to ESPN. The new contract makes Brady the sixth-highest paid quarterback in the NFL. The deal helped the New England Patriots free up $5.5 million of salary-cap space this year. The extension was announced one day after Brady's 42nd birthday. Brady could become the first QB in NFL history to start all 16 regular-season games at age 42. On Sunday, Brady posted a picture of his draft card from 2000 on Twitter. Tom Brady, via Twitter.