Report: Joe Brady agrees to extension with LSU
The NFL came calling, but Joe Brady is reportedly staying at LSU.
Ross Dellenger of Sports Illustrated is reporting that Brady has agreed to a new contract with the school through a memorandum of agreement. While the details are not final, as of right now Brady is set to receive a three-year deal, bumping his salary from $410,000 to more than double his current pay in the range of $3 million over 3 years.
Dellenger calls it a significant step for keeping Brady in Baton Rouge, but LSU isn’t completely out of the woods:
The full contract will not be executed until a later date, but the signed agreement between the two parties is a significant step in keeping the coach in Baton Rouge. However, the next few days will be tense for the Tigers, aside from playing for it all on Monday night against Clemson. Multiple NFL teams have shown interest in the 30-year-old Floridian, school sources say, and like many college coaching contracts, this deal would give him the freedom to pursue gigs at the next level.
On Saturday, it was reported that the Carolina Panthers were set to pursue Brady for their offensive coordinator position. With Saturday also being Media Day for the national championship game, Brady was asked about the report. Brady stated that he had not been contacted by any teams and hoped to remain a Tiger.
Correction: The article originally implied the new extension was for $410,000, which is his current salary. The extension will double his salary.