Tom Brady Makes Waves Again
In the latest NFL news, Tom Brady can’t help himself making NFL headlines.
He may retire from football but he’ll never be entirely done with it. We already know that he will be in the broadcast booth this upcoming season…and for the next 10-plus years as Brady is set to join FOX Sports as a lead analyst on a 10-year, $375 million deal come August. He will call the premier game of the NFL weekend alongside Kevin Burkhardt.
But that’s not all he’ll be working on. Las Vegas Raiders owner Mark Davis revealed 22May in NFL breaking news that he has “come to an agreement” with Tom Brady to join the franchise’s ownership. The deal is still pending NFL approval.
“We’re excited for Tom to join the Raiders,” Davis told ESPN, “and it’s exciting because he will be just the third player in the history of the National Football League to become an owner.”
𝗕𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴: Legendry QB Tom Brady has officially agreed to buy a minority share of the Raiders.
His agreement has been submitted to the league and will now need to be approved by the NFL.
(via @AlbertBreer) pic.twitter.com/m9GQ6YUjfd
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) May 22, 2023
Brady’s Potential Ownership Controversy Among Fans
The other two former NFL players who are NFL team owners are George Halas of the Chicago Bears and Jerry Richardson of the Carolina Panthers. Both are deceased now.
Per ESPN, “at least 24 current NFL team owners have to approve Brady’s partnership, which is the case with all minority and majority owners.”
Some fans are on the fence whether or not this is a good transaction considering Brady’s alleged scummy past: Deflategate where it was believed that Brady ordered the footballs to be deflated back in 2015 during the AFC Championship.
But nearly a decade later, that incident shouldn’t even matter now since he still went on to win four more Super Bowl rings to prove he’s truly the GOAT.
Tom Brady – four games for DeflateGate
DeAndre Hopkins – six games for PED use
Calvin Ridley – one season (indefinitely) for gambling $1500
Each case is different, but it will forever be fascinating how inconsistent punishments in the NFL are.
— Vanessa Richardson (@SportsVanessa) August 1, 2022
Tom Brady’s Off-Field Ventures
Another concern is his relationships with coaches and players… who, if we’re being honest, would rather see him off of the field than on it.
Ultimately, this move comes by no surprise since it has been discussed for years that Brady would own a team following his career. Although, many believed Brady would be partnering with the Kraft family at New England instead.
Aside from being a seven-time Super Bowl winner and future Hall of Famer on the field, Brady has always been a businessman off of the field.
Just this past March, Brady became a minority owner of the WNBA champion Las Vegas Aces, which is also owned by Mark Davis. He also has a fitness and nutrition business called TB12 that he started with his trainer Alex Guerrero.
He also operates the TB12 Foundation which serves underprivileged high school and collegiate athletes, tactical athletes – including active and retired military members and first responders, along with individuals who have experienced a tragic event requiring long-term recovery.
You can even add part-time actor and producer to his off-the-field resume as Brady helped produce the 2023 film “80 For Brady,” about four best friends who went to see Brady play in 2017 Super Bowl LI.
Get the girls together for a movie night in with @tombrady… Don’t miss #80ForBrady, available to buy or rent now. https://t.co/FqXNDbchMn pic.twitter.com/AZrSDOntuc
— ParamountUK (@ParamountUK) May 23, 2023
Brady first announced his NFL retirement following the 2021 season but he ended up returning for one final season with Buccaneers. And then made things official on February 1st, following a fascinating 23-year NFL career.
NFL rumors swirled this off-season that Brady could make yet another comeback after he was asked whether he would consider unretiring to play for the Miami Dolphins.
He didn’t say yes and he didn’t say no… making fans and analysts wonder and talk.
“Oh man. I will say, now that I’m not affiliated with any teams anymore, and I have strong ties with a couple teams, I do have some friends on the Dolphins that I really like,” Brady said, via a known agency. “I wouldn’t necessarily say that I root for them all the time, but I root for my friends to do well, and several of them play for Miami.”
While speaking in Miami, Tom Brady was asked if he is going to come out of retirement to play for the Dolphins: pic.twitter.com/LxTHjcevrm
— Brendan Kaminsky (@BKaminsky) April 20, 2023
However, it looks like we can put that thought to rest since Brady now has way too much on his plate to ever consider suiting up again.