Earlier this NFL offseason, Tom Brady agreed to become a minority owner of the Raiders. It’ll allow the most accomplished quarterback in league history to remain close to the game.
In a recent interview with the Associated Press, the seven-time Super Bowl champion revealed why he chose the Raiders. “I grew up in the Bay Area,” Brady said. “My favorite team was the (San Francisco) 49ers.”
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“The team across the bay was the (Oakland) Raiders. And, you know, they’re an iconic NFL franchise. 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, (former Raiders owner and General Manager), Al Davis is one of them.”
“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 has a preexisting relationship with Mark Davis due to their partnership with the Aces of the WNBA. Later in the interview, Brady opened up about his role in Las Vegas.
“I’ll be playing a very passive role. This is something that I’m interested in doing for the rest of my life. 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’s presence should only help the Raiders expand their brand.