Recently retired and seven-time Super Bowl champion quarterback Tom Brady will become a minority owner of the Las Vegas Raiders, pending NFL approval, principal owner Mark Davis told ESPN on Monday.
“We’re excited for Tom to join the Raiders, and it’s exciting because he will be just the third player in National Football League history to become an owner,” Davis said.
George Halas and Jerry Richardson were the other two.
Brady and Davis also have a business relationship with the Las Vegas Aces of the WNBA. Davis is the majority owner, and Brady has a stake in the club.
Brady’s deal with the Raiders would have required at least 24 NFL owners to approve.
He also has a 10-year, $375m broadcast contract with Fox Sports starting in 2024.
Brady won six Super Bowls with the New England Patriots and one with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. En route to his first title, in 2002, Brady defeated the Raiders in an AFC playoff game after pulling off the famous ‘tuck rule’ game upset.