Tom Brady Stands By Retirement Decision, Plans To Become Raiders Owner
Tom Brady insisted that his playing days in the NFL are over in a recent interview. After retiring and unretiring in 2022, he is standing by his 2023 retirement and is already making plans for his future in football and beyond.
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“I’m certain I’m not playing again, so I’ve tried to make that clear and I hate to continue to profess that, cause I’ve already told people that lots of times,” Brady told Sports Illustrated.
Though Brady said that he has no intention of returning to the field, he does not wish to step away from football altogether. Instead, the future Hall-of-Fame quarterback said that he has an intense interest to become a part-owner of the Las Vegas Raiders.
This deal with the Raiders was what sparked rumors of another potential comeback bid, but Brady roundly rejected the speculation, stating that his ambitions extended well beyond his abilities as a player. He said that he intends to maintain a presence in football for the “next 45 years,” referring to his future as a personality and investor.
According to Raiders owner Mark Davis, Brady joined Las Vegas’ ownership group last week and is now awaiting approval from the league. In order to officially become a part-owner, 24 team owners must approve in a formal vote.
“I’m looking forward to the opportunity I have with the Raiders,” Brady said. “We’re in the process of that, along with the other different things that I’m a part of professionally. And in my personal life, just spending as much time with my kids as I can. And seeing them grow up, and support the different things that they have going on. That’s a very important job.”
In addition to his new deal with the Raiders, Brady is also expected to begin work as a Fox Sports broadcaster in 2024. He reportedly signed a 10-year, $375 million deal with the network.
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