Tom Brady Appears to Be Taking Subtle Shot at Falcons With Annual Average Value of New Contract

FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 22: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots runs out onto the field before the game against the Atlanta Falcons at Gillette Stadium on October 22, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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Tom Brady was known for sacrificing some money in order to help the Patriots bolster their roster, but as his career begins to wind down -- or so we believe -- the quarterback is beginning to take a larger portion of the cut.

After reworking his contract, Brady will be earning $23 million in 2019, $30 million in 2020 and $32 million in 2021. That breaks down to an AAV of $28.3 million, which some fans believe is the quarterback's way of taking a subtle shot at the Atlanta Falcons.

Everyone knows how the Falcons infamously lost their 28-3 halftime lead during Super Bowl LI, and the Patriots have been taking sly digs at their opponents ever since.

The team had 283 diamonds in their Super Bowl rings, an obvious jab at the Falcons, and now it looks like Brady may be continuing his trolling ways.

This could all just be a big coincidence and just another example of fans overthinking everything Brady does, but what a coincidence that would be.

Regardless if he's taking a shot at the Falcons or not, Brady is getting a massive raise with this extension, so that alone is reason for the 42-year-old to celebrate.