Tom Brady reaches agreement to buy ownership stake in Raiders

Mark Davis, owner of the Las Vegas Raiders, has acknowledged on Monday that he has come to an agreement with retired quarterback Tom Brady for him to join the group ownership organization pending approval by the Pro Football Hall of Fame in the future.

“And it’s thrilling because he will be only the third player in the history of the National Football League to become an owner,” Davis expressed to ESPN during a phone call from the NFL spring gathering in Minneapolis, “We’re exhilarated for Tom to unite with the Raiders.”

The remaining two individuals are George Halas and Jerry Richardson.

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Davis, though, had no comment when asked if Brady finally admitted to him if the Tuck Rule play was actually a fumble.

In the subsequent year of the Super Bowl, the Raiders’ deterioration was expedited as they have not emerged victorious in a postseason match since, propelling Brady and the Pats as a dominant force in an AFC divisional playoff game at the New England Patriots on Jan. 19, 2002.

Brady, who retired before this offseason and joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, went on to win six Super Bowls with the New England Patriots, holding the majority of the league’s career passing records after 23 seasons in the NFL.

Brady is also a member of Davis’ ownership group for the WNBA champion Las Vegas Aces, having acquired a share in March.

At least 24 current NFL team owners have to approve Brady’s partnership, which is the case with all minority and majority owners.

It is believed that the $10 million contract for broadcasting NFL games with Fox, which the “blessed” Schefter and Wickersham’s ESPN previously told as a source, would be unaffected by the investment in the Raiders, which is due to start in 2024.

Consequently, the Dolphins had their initial-round selection removed in the draft that took place last month. Dolphins owner Stephen Ross and vice chairman/limited partner Bruce Beal, who is a friend of Brady’s, were found to have violated the league’s anti-tampering policy during conversations with Brady, according to a six-month NFL investigation. It has been reported that Brady expressed interest in acquiring a minority ownership share with the Miami Dolphins for the years 2021 and 2022.

Phillip Dorsett and Jakobi Meyers, wideouts, Jakob Johnson, fullback, Brandon Bolden, halfback, Chandler Jones, outside rusher, Brian Hoyer and Jimmy Garoppolo, signal-callers, also arrived at the Raiders from New England, as did General manager Dave Ziegler. From 2012 to 2019, and from 2006 to 2008, Josh McDaniels, the second-year Raiders coach, who was Brady’s offensive coordinator in New England, would join a multitude of former Patriots in Las Vegas. In 2000, Brady, a sixth-round draft pick of New England, was present.

If even he had a dual role with the Raiders, NFL owners would approve it. Brady is not expected to play again. Brady, who came out of retirement last offseason at the age of 41, did not expect this.

Davis remained silent when questioned about such a situation.

In 2020, a decision thwarted by then-coach Jon Gruden, the Raiders expressed interest in acquiring Brady as a free agent when the team moved from Oakland to Las Vegas.

“Those choices were made and that’s, you know, how life unfolds,” Davis stated at the NFL’s yearly conference in March.