Tom Brady is a big fan of the Silver and Black.
During the NFL offseason, Tom Brady agreed to become a minority owner of the Raiders, a decision allowing him to stay connected to the sport.
In an interview with the Associated Press, the record-breaking quarterback shared his reasons for selecting the Raiders, citing his childhood ties to the Bay Area and admiration for Al Davis’ contributions to the league.
“I grew up in the Bay Area,” Brady said. “My favorite team was the (San Francisco) 49ers. The team across the bay was the (Oakland) Raiders. And, you know, they’re an iconic NFL franchise. When I look at a lot of the people that have impacted the NFL over a long period of time in the most positive way, (former Raiders owner and General Manager), Al Davis is one of them. And he’s not with us anymore, but I’ve heard incredible stories. And then, the opportunity came about to become a minority owner in the Raiders; it was a dream come true for me.”
Brady also mentioned his existing partnership with Mark Davis through the WNBA’s Aces and expressed his intention to play a passive but ongoing role in the NFL.
“I’ll be playing a very passive role. This is something that I’m interested in doing for the rest of my life. This is not something that I’m into it for a year or two years. You know, I’ve got a lot of responsibility with my Fox job, which I take very seriously. But if I’m looking over the course of my life, to have the opportunity to be involved in the NFL is a dream come true. And if I could help the NFL and continue to contribute in a positive way, then you know, that’s been a very enjoyable part of my life.”
As a legendary figure in football, Brady’s involvement should boost the Raiders’ brand and reputation.