New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady

Quarterback Tom Brady is close to signing with The New England Patriots for a three-year contract, worth nearly $20 million per season, according to the press.

Brady, who is currently entering the final year of a contract that will pay him $6.5 million in 2010, has been offered a three-year extension believed to be worth $58 million, or $19.3 million per season, according to the press, who sources close to the negotiation.

It's understood that the final deal could even be finalized in the next 24 hours.