AceShowbiz - Tom Brady will not un-retire again. The 45-year-old former NFL quarterback has set the record straight after it's reported that he will play for the Las Vegas Raiders, which he will own soon, next season.
In an interview with Sports Illustrated, the 7-time Super Bowl champ stressed that he's not interested in playing again. "I'm certain I'm not playing again," he told host Robin Lundberg while smiling on Thursday, June 1.
The former Tampa Bay Buccaneers player went on to say, "I've tried to make that clear and I hate to continue to profess that because I've already told people that lots of times but I'm looking forward to my broadcasting job at FOX next year."
He added, "I'm looking forward to the opportunity ahead with the Raiders and we're in the process of that along with the other different things I'm a part of professionally and in my personal life - just spending as much time with my kids as I can and seeing them grow up and support the different things that they have going on and that's a very important job and I take them all pretty seriously."
The speculations emerged amid a surge of concerns surrounding Jimmy Garoppolo, who underwent foot surgery in March. It's reported that following his injury, there is a waiver and release in Jimmy's contract that allows the Raiders to terminate the contract "for any reason related" to the addendum.
While Tom won't be playing for Las Vegas Raiders, he is set to become a minority owner of the team. Last month, Raiders owner Mark Davis confirmed that he had "come to an agreement" with the American football legend.
Mark told EPSN, "We're excited for Tom to join the Raiders, and it's exciting because he will be just the third player in the history of the National Football League to become an owner." For Tom's Raiders deal to get the green light, at least 24 NFL owners will need to approve it.
Tom announced his retirement in February. The former New England Patriots quarterback said in an emotional video, "Good morning, guys, I'll get to the point right away: I'm retiring for good. I know the process was a pretty big deal last time, so when I woke up this morning I figured I'd just press record and let you guys know first."
"So I won't be long-winded. I think you only get one super-emotional retirement essay, and I used mine up last year. So, really, thank you guys, so much, to every single one of you, for supporting me. My family, my friends, teammates, my competitors, I could go on forever, there's too many. Thank you, guys, for letting me live my absolute dream. I wouldn't change a thing. Love you all," the ex-husband of Gisele Bundchen concluded.