When asked about his salary during an appearance on Thursday's Jimmy Kimmel Live, Brady explained why he doesn't care about being the highest-paid quarterback in the NFL.
"I think the thing I've always felt for me in my life, winning has been a priority," he said, via NFL.com's Jeremy Bergman. "And my wife [model Gisele Bundchen] makes a lot of money."
Per Over the Cap, Brady's $30 million in guaranteed money ranks 18th among quarterbacks. Players who will earn more include Sam Darnold of the New York Jets ($30.2 million), Nick Foles of the Jacksonville Jaguars ($50.1 million) and Joe Flacco of the Denver Broncos ($62 million).
As Brady mentioned, marrying well has allowed him to take pay cuts. Celebrity Net Worth estimates Bundchen's total value at $400 million with an annual salary of $40 million.
So if anyone reading this ever wishes he or she could find a way to live a lavish lifestyle without being the highest-paid person in your profession, just know that all you have to do is marry one of the world's most famous supermodels.