Tom Brady will have the chance to advance to his 10th Super Bowl if his Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeat the Green Bay Packers on Sunday in the NFC Championship game. The 43-year-old quarterback will also have quite a bit of cash on the line today at Lambeau Field.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Brady will earn $500,000 if the Buccaneers win later this afternoon and advance into the Super Bowl. The bonus is just one of many in the veteran quarterback's incentive-laden contract with Tampa Bay.
Brady has already cashed in for his postseason success in 2020, earning a total of $1.25 million for the Bucs playoff run. The 43-year-old earned $500,000 for making the postseason, $250,000 for Tampa's wild-card win in Washington, and another half-million dollars for a divisional round victory over the Saints.
Another $500,000 could land in Brady's pocket if the veteran quarterback can continue the Buccaneers miracle run on Sunday.
For Brady, the money will just be an added bonus to a potential legacy-strengthening win on Sunday. The 43-year-old would advance to his 10th Super Bowl with a victory over the Packers. Brady would also become the fourth quarterback in league history to lead two different franchises to the title game. He's already had a magical season, throwing for 4,633 yards and 40 touchdowns, but to play for another Super Bowl remains the top goal for the accomplished quarterback.
The Buccaneers will be up against the wall on the road in Green Bay on Sunday. Aaron Rodgers has the Packers firing on all cylinders this postseason and are fresh off of a win over the Rams. The 37-year-old quarterback will likely win another MVP award and now hopes to win his second Super Bowl.
No matter the outcome later this afternoon, fans will get to watch two of the game's greatest quarterbacks go head-to-head. Rodgers and Brady will duel for the NFC crown at 3:05 p.m. ET on FOX.