Tom Brady famously appeared to fumble in a playoff game against the Raiders, but thanks to the “Tuck Rule,” the pass was ruled incomplete. The Raiders fan base has never forgotten it.
The new Raiders fan base in Las Vegas does not have those strong feelings about that game since they had no rooting interest in the game at that time.
With Tom Brady now done with football, he made his first big decision to become the part owner of an NFL team. When it comes to Brady’s ownership interests, the only surprise is that he chose to buy a piece of the Raiders.
During a recent interview with the Associated Press, Brady spoke on his plans with the team and it’s not a particularly strong role he will have.
“I’ll be playing a very passive role,” he said.
As far as being involved in league ownership, Brady spoke more at length about that topic.
“This is something that I’m interested in doing for the rest of my life,” he continued. “This is not something that I’m into it for a year or two years. You know, I’ve got a lot of responsibility with my Fox job, which I take very seriously. But if I’m looking over the course of my life, to have the opportunity to be involved in the NFL is a dream come true. And if I could help the NFL and continue to contribute in a positive way, then you know, that’s been a very enjoyable part of my life.”
Brady could have tried again to buy a piece of the Dolphins or maybe even the 49ers, the team he grew up cheering for. He also could have asked Robert Kraft for a piece of the Patriots, but instead, he decided to join the Raiders.
The future hall of fame quarterback also revealed he chose to get involved with the Raiders.
“When I look at a lot of the people that have impacted the NFL over a long period of time in the most positive way, Al Davis is one of them,” he added. “And he’s not with us anymore but I’ve heard incredible stories. And then the opportunity came about to become a minority owner in the Raiders, it was a dream come true for me.”
Brady isn’t technically an owner yet as the league’s 31 other owners have to approve it. However, at this point, it is just a mere formality and is expected to happen.
After 23 years in the NFL, Brady is done playing, but he won’t be stepping away from the game anytime soon.
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