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Tom Brady, agent of offseason chaos, spreads his roots in Las Vegas

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Tom Brady is thinking about investing in an NFL team because he’s addicted to football, probably.

Aaron Rodgers may figuratively own the Chicago Bears, but Tom Brady could literally own an NFL franchise very soon.

The former New England Patriots quarterback is reportedly meeting with Las Vegas Raiders owner Mark Davis to discuss a potential future role as an ownership partner.

According to ESPN, discussions have been going on “for weeks” and Brady and Davis may be close to reaching an agreement. Sources say Brady’s investment in the Raiders will be “passive,” and that “he would not have any operational control or authority over the club in business or football matters.”

Brady has done business with Davis before: a little over a month ago, the retired quarterback acquired an ownership stake in the WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces, which is also owned by Davis. At the time, it was believed Brady could piggyback off of that new venture and pursue some sort of venture with the Raiders.

It seems like Brady is doing just that, though the negotiations over his limited partnership of the Raiders are still underway.

Tom Brady is snaking his way back into the NFL through the league’s snakiest team: the Las Vegas Raiders

This is all to say: Tom Brady is so not retired.

After posting a video in February saying that he was hanging up his cleats for good (the second time), Brady has jumped around to different non-football-related activities. He promoted his underwear brand briefly, bought a kitten for his daughter, and more recently, acquired that partial stake in a WNBA team.

Brady is set to join Fox’s broadcasting booth as the highest-paid staffer in 2024 and has publicly said he plans on taking a gap year until then.

With Brady closing in on a Raiders’ part-ownership, it is believed that his 10-year, $375 million contract with Fox wouldn’t be affected despite the blatant conflict of interest.

Fans around the league may be feeling a little deja vu after reports circulated last offseason about Brady owning a minority stake in the Miami Dolphins. The NFL found that the Dolphins violated the anti-tampering policy by communicating with Brady back in 2021 and 2022, and Miami ended up losing its 2023 first-round pick.

From Miami to Las Vegas, Brady has certainly been picking some interesting teams to invest in. It’s worth noting that if Brady does end up becoming a limited partner of the Raiders, he could only play if the other owners approve his dual role.

Everyone knows Josh McDaniels loves his ex-Patriots, and it would be hilarious to see a 50-year-old Brady take over at quarterback in Las Vegas and demote Jimmy Garoppolo to backup duties. A full circle moment indeed.