Tom Brady: Joining Raiders Was 'A Dream Come True'

This offseason, Tom Brady traded in his football equipment for a suite at an NFL stadium.

Before becoming a minority owner of the Las Vegas Raiders, the renowned NFL quarterback retired earlier this year. Brady is now in a position to advance in his profession.

"I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area," Brady said. "The (San Francisco) 49ers were my favorite team."

 The (Oakland) Raiders were the team across the bay. And, you know, they're a legendary NFL team.

When I think about the individuals who have had the greatest good influence on the NFL over a long period of time, (former Raiders owner and General Manager) Al Davis is one of them. 

And he's no longer with us, but I've heard wonderful things about him. Then the chance to become a minority owner of the Raiders presented itself; it was a dream come true for me."

Having said that, Brady does not want to stay in this business for more than a decade. He is committed to his work with FOX, which is set to begin in 2024. 

"I'll take on a very passive role." This is something I'd want to do for the rest of my life. This isn't something I'll be doing for a year or two. You know, with my Fox position, I have a lot of responsibility, which I take very seriously.

 Brady's involvement with the Raiders in a non-playing capacity will be intriguing to see this season.