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Tom Brady ruling changes Patriots-Steelers point spread

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady holds up

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady holds up the game ball after an NFL divisional playoff game against the Baltimore Ravens in Foxborough, Mass. Credit: AP / Elise Amendola

How much is Tom Brady worth?

Well, the Patriots quarterback will make a base salary of $8 million this season, according to Spotrac, a website that tracks players' salaries. In terms of an actual game, Brady is worth at least a field goal.

The elimination of Brady's four-game suspension has boosted the Patriots' odds of winning next Thursday night's season-opener against the Steelers.

According to a tweet from ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell, citing Top Bet Sports, the Patriots went from one-point favorites without Brady to 7-point favorites with Brady.

Meanwhile, Betonline and Sports Betting both had the Patriots go from -3.5 without Brady on Aug. 31 to -7 with Brady back. And Topbet had the Patriots as three-point favorites on July 6, but now 7-point favorites with Brady. Vegas Insider had the Patriots at -3.5 on Wednesday night. When Brady became eligible to play, the Patriots picked up three points and are now -6.5.

Bovada, another sportsbook, says Brady's MVP odds have gone from 20-1 to 10-1 after winning his appeal against the NFL.

With Ari Kramer

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