It didn’t take long. Not long at all.
Future Hall of Fame quarterback Tom Brady retired in February — this time for good — after 20 years with the New England Patriots, three with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and seven Super Bowl rings to boot.
The GOAT is about to buy a piece of an NFL team
Now he will reportedly become a Minority owner of the Las Vegas Raiders if the NFL allows it, per SI.com’s Albert Brier.
Brier tweeted on Monday“The sale of the minority stake Raiders to the former Patriots and Bucs QB Tom Brady agreed upon and submitted to the NFL for approval. Won’t be done at the spring meet, but get the ball rolling on it. (Brady already works with Vegas owner Mark Davis of the WNBA Aces.)
Brady leads the NFL in nearly every significant passing metric (volume) in NFL history and is widely regarded as the best quarterback, if not football player, of all time. He’s also slated to take on commentary duties in 2024, though some say that plan is up in the air at this point.
Ironically, one of Brady’s claim to fame or infamy moments did happen against Raiders in January 2002 when the Tuck Rule game was born. Brady suffered an apparent foul that turned into a technical to propel the Patriots to the AFC Championship and Super Bowl victory over the mighty St. Louis Rams three weeks later.
Brady now owns the Raiders in more ways than one.
After he faked his retirement in 2022, Brady allegedly tried to buy a minority stake in the Miami Dolphins, but that didn’t work out and he retired shortly after. His Buccaneers won the NFC South in 2022, almost by default because of bad competition, and lost to the Dallas Cowboys in the postseason.
Interestingly, the Raiders are backed by former Brady backup Jimmy Garoppolo, so there’s already a connection on the field. But since Brady played 23 seasons, he has ties to nearly every NFL team in some capacity.
Brady said a few months ago about his retirement plans. “I love nothing more than football, but I have small children. They’ve watched enough of their dad’s games, and it’s time for me to watch theirs.”
The Minnesota Vikings will play the Raiders at Allegiant Stadium on December 10th. Former Vikings tight end Duke Shelley signed with Las Vegas in March.
The NFL has to approve the sale to Brady before it becomes official, but it would be a little weird if they didn’t.
Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his daily YouTube channel, VikesNow:. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs every Wednesday Raun Sauh and: Sal Spice:. His Viking obsession dates back to 1996. Mentioned guilty pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, The Sopranos, Basset Hounds and The Doors (band).
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