Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady is finally calling it quits after 22 seasons with the NFL and days of denials, but the athlete’s multiple business ventures – including an eponymous clothing line launched this month – are likely to keep his wealth growing.
Brady, 44, announced his retirement in a message posted across his social media platforms on Tuesday, just a day after he said he was still weighing his options.
‘I have always believed the sport of football is an ”all-in” proposition – if a 100% competitive commitment isn’t there, you won’t succeed, and success is what I love so much about our game,’ Brady wrote.
‘The future is exciting.I’m fortunate to have cofounded incredible companies like @autograph. If you have any queries pertaining to wherever and how to use slot888, you can make contact with us at our web site. io @bradybrand @tb12sports that I am excited to continue to help build and grow, but exactly what my days will look like will be a work-in-progress,” Brady added.
In 2013, the seven-time Super Bowl winner launched wellness company TB12, which sells protein powder, snack packs and exercise equipment. Last year, he co-founded the NFT platform Autograph, which focuses on sports and media-related non-fungible tokens.
On January 12, his apparel line Brady Brand, or BRADY, went live online.
The ventures may help his $200 million net worth inch closer to that of his supermodel wife Gisele Bundchen, who’s worth a reported $400 million, according to
After days of denials, Tom Brady is finally ready to retire from football. The seven-time Super Bowl champion announced his decision on Instagram on Tuesday
The 44-year-old athletes mentioned his other business ventures in his retirement message
His clothing line Brady Brand, or BRADY, was launched on January 12 with a line that reportedly included $295 bomber jackets and a $250 vest.Above, $95 hoodies and other types of apparel
Brady also co-founded TB12 Sports with his longtime body coach in 2013.Above, the company’s website, featuring a $90 ‘nutrition box’ packed with powders and protein bars
Brady’s ventures may help his $200 million net worth inch closer to that of his supermodel wife Gisele Bundchen, who’s worth a reported $400 million
Trading on his legendary status as one of the most decorated football players of all time, Brady co-founded TB12 Sports with longtime body coach Alex Guerrero in 2013, according to an interview with Guerrero on ‘TB12 is really a holistic approach to optimize pain management, performance, and recovery, with a focus on nutrition, hydration, and movement – and it can be applied to anyone,’ Guerrero said.
The website sells everything from private consultations with a ‘Body Coach’ to $90 boxes with protein bars and ‘electrolyte packets.’
Early last year, the quarterback co-founded the NFT trading platform Autograph, according to Non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, are pieces of authentic digital media – photographs, GIFs, etc. – that can be bought and sold.
Early last year, he co-founded Autograph, an ‘NFT platform that brings together the most iconic brands and legendary names in sports, entertainment and culture to create unique digital collections and experiences’
Tennis player Naomi Osaka and golfer Tiger Woods have signed ‘multi-year, exclusive NFT deals’ with Autograph, the company last year
In July, the company multi-year, exclusive NFT deals with an all-star roster of iconic athletes including Tiger Woods, Wayne Gretzky, Derek Jeter, Naomi Osaka and Tony Hawk.’
And earlier this month, Brady launched his apparel line Brady Brand, or BRADY.
The clothing line’s website currently features $150 jackets and $75 gym shorts.
The line’s first run included $295 bomber jackets, a $250 vest, $95 hoodies and polos going for $120, according to .
A number of popular college athletes have signed on to represent the nascent brand, after changes in NCAA rules allowed the student athletes to profit off endorsements.
Brady’s company TB12 Sports takes ‘a holistic approach to optimize pain management, performance, and recovery.’ Above, products from the company’s website
Brady’s clothing line features $150 jackets and $75 gym shorts.Above, a jacket from the online store
Michigan quarterback Cade McNamara (left) and Georgia wide receiver George Pickens have signed on to represent Tom Brady’s new clothing line
Among those who have signed on are Michigan quarterback Cade McNamara and Georgia wide receiver George Pickens, reports.
Others include Jackson State quarterback Shedeur Sanders and college tennis players Patrick Zahraj of UCLA and Andrew Fenty of the University of Michigan.
On Tuesday, Brady delved into his reasons for leaving the NFL after more than two decades.
‘There is a physical, mental, and emotional challenge EVERY single day that has allowed me to maximize my highest potential.And I have tried my very best these past 22 years. There are no shortcuts to success on the field or in life.
‘This is difficult for me to write, but here it goes: I am not going to make that competitive commitment anymore.I have loved my NFL career, and now it is time to focus my time and energy on other things that require my attention,’ he wrote.
Brady thanked his supermodel wife Gisele Bundchen and his children, saying they are his ‘inspiration’ and ‘greatest achievement.’
Curiously absent from Brady’s farewell statement was any mention of the New England Patriots, the club he guided to six Super Bowl titles over 20 seasons before leaving for Tampa in March of 2020.
However, Patriots owner Robert Kraft did release a statement of his own, saying it was a ‘privilege’ to watch him, and Brady responded on Twitter on Tuesday afternoon: ‘Thank You Patriots Nation. I’m beyond grateful.Love you all.’
The 44-year-old signed a one-year, $25 million contract extension after guiding the Bucs to a Super Bowl win last year. That deal included a $20 million signing bonus, $15 million of which would have been paid to him on Friday.So by retiring, Brady likely saved the Bucs $15 million, although they can choose to pay out his full signing bonus.
Since being drafted by the New England Patriots in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL Draft, Brady has earned more than $292 million in salary over 22 seasons, according to Spotrac.And that does not include earnings from his fitness brand or his many endorsement deals with companies such as Subway and Under Armour, not to mention his recent foray into non-fungible tokens.
Brady and the Bucs’ season came to an end in the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs last month, when they were beaten in Tampa on a last-second field goal by the Los Angeles Rams. The team’s current backup is the uncelebrated 32-year-old Blaine Gabbert, so the Bucs are expected to add more potential replacements, either through free agency or in the NFL draft.
The betting favorite to replace Brady is his former backup, current 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, according to SportsBetting.ag.
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‘Congratulations to my friend Tom on an unbelievable football career,’ friend and former rival Peyton Manning wrote in a statement.’To do it as long as he did, at the highest of levels is absolutely incredible. It was an honor & a privilege to compete against him on the field, and I truly appreciate his friendship off the field.
‘I have always admired & respected his competitiveness, his dedication, his discipline, and his commitment to being the best.I wish him the best in his next chapter. Congratulations again, pal!’
‘Tom Brady will be remembered as one of the greatest to ever play in the NFL,’ said Goodell, who once suspended Brady for four games in 2016 for his alleged involvement in the ‘Deflategate’ scandal.