Tom Brady close to becoming minority owner of Raiders
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Tom Brady is reportedly in "deep discussions" with the Las Vegas Raiders to join the team as a limited partner, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter and Seth Wickersham. Brady, who retired after the 2022 season, purchased a stake in WNBA's Las Vegas Aces in March.
The majority owner of the Aces is Mark Davis, who is also the Raiders owner. Now, Brady is reportedly nearing to also becoming a limited partner of the Raiders. But even if Brady and Davis agree on terms, 24 NFL team owners would have to vote in favor of the deal.
Will Brady now become a part of the Raiders family?
After the 2019 season ended and Brady became a free agent, the quarterback joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Later, it was reported that Brady wanted to join the Raiders but Jon Gruden - who at the time was the Raiders head coach - nixed the deal at the last moment.
UFC President Dana White claimed last year that everything was in place for Brady to join the Raiders in 2020. "It was almost a done deal, and at the last minute, Gruden blew the deal up and said that he didn't want him, and all hell broke loose.
It was crazy. Brady was already looking at houses. It wasn't being said yet that Gronk was coming. So Las Vegas would have had Brady and Gronk the year that the Bucs won the Super Bowl, except Gruden blew the deal up," White said in August.
Earlier this year, Darren Waller - who at the time was with the Raiders - revealed that it was indeed true that Brady wanted to join the Raiders. "I’ve heard it from multiple sources that I respect and I’ve been close to.
They’re like, ‘Yeah, Brady to the Raiders was a lock,'" Waller told Forbes. Three years later, Brady appears to be set to become a part of the Raiders family. It remains to be seen if Brady will indeed become a minority owner for the Raiders.