The Jets can't wait for life without Tom Brady in the division. Well, they're going to have to wait a little longer.
According to ESPN's Field Yates, Brady and the Patriots have worked out an extension. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport has the details being two years worth $70 million through the 2021 season.
This year, Brady will make $23 million with $30 million and $32 million coming in the years after. The 42-year-old is basically signing a year to year deal depending on what the Patriots want to do. Rapoport notes that both sides are willing to work with each other to adjust the payment depending on if the situation warrants it.
The Patriots have owned the AFC East since Brady has been under center, and he's not going off into the sunset just yet. Brady collected his sixth Super Bowl ring last season after leading New England to an 11-5 season, capturing the division title yet again.
Since 2000 when Brady broke into the league, the Patriots have been division champions all but twice. The Jets were one of those other wins back in 2002. But, after the Dolphins won in 2008, Brady and the Pats haven't let their AFC East title fall into different hands since.
Can the Jets change that narrative this season? Changes have been put in place to do just that, with the Jets revamping everything from their front office to players like Le'Veon Bell added to the mix. They believe they have the system and team in place to finally dethrone Brady and Bill Belichick.
But we all know Brady won't be beaten that easily, and those division games will be fierce. We'll see what happens this season, but the Jets -- and the rest of the NFL -- now knows Brady will be here for a couple more years.