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Tom Brady reiterated Thursday that he has no plans to play in the NFL again after retiring in February.
“I’ve been trying to make that clear because I’m pretty sure I won’t be playing anymore, and I don’t want to keep saying it out loud because I’ve already told people that many times,” Brady said. told Sports Illustrated Answering questions about fans and the media continuing to come up with scenarios that could see him return to the field.
The 45-year-old Brady said he will begin his role as a caster for Fox Sports in 2024 and “future opportunities” with the Las Vegas Raiders after recently agreeing to purchase a minority stake in the franchise. Said he was looking forward to it. He said he is also interested in spending more time with his children.
“Spending as much time as possible with my children, watching them grow and supporting them with whatever they have is a very important job and I take them very seriously. increase.”
Raiders owner Mark Davis announced last week that Brady had agreed to join the Raiders’ owners group pending NFL approval. As with all minority and majority owner candidates, at least 24 current NFL team owners must approve Brady’s partnership.
Brady also retired in February last year, but changed course 41 days later, returning to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for his third season. If he decides he wants to play for the Raiders as an owner, the franchise will need to be approved by the NFL owner.
Brady is also part of the owner group of Davis’ WNBA champion Las Vegas Aces, which he acquired in March.
After 23 seasons and seven Super Bowl wins, Brady announced his retirement after the 2022 season on February 1. A three-time NFL MVP winner, he won Super Bowls six times with the New England Patriots and one with the Buccaneers. He finished his career as the NFL leader in all-time passing yards (89,214 yards) and touchdown passing (649 yards).