SB 36, 38, 39, 49 & 51 Champs
This isn't the first time an athlete took less to help his team. If I recall, Jordan did it with the Bulls as he made all his cash from endorsements like Nike and Gatorade. From an online article: "the game's greatest player, spent most of his career outside of the top 10 highest salaries. He was the game's highest paid only in his final two years in Chicago." There has to be more as well.
Originally Posted by Vertical Limit
Brady has some decent endorsements and he has a wife who makes far more than him. I think this is just a case of him knowing he's got a very limited window before he hangs it up. Why not try to win going out like Elway did.