Tom Brady officially retired from the NFL about a year ago and has spent a good amount of his newfound free time trying to join Mark Davis as a minority owner of the Las Vegas Raiders. Brady and Davis had an agreement last May, but the deal was met with resistance from the league’s other owners as it included a significant discount based on the current value of the franchise.
“Brady’s pending investment in the Raiders was recently altered to reflect the proper valuation of the team,” the NFL insiders wrote, “and league sources say he has reached the threshold to clear the NFL’s hurdles and officially join the ranks of ownership.
“The plan is for the NFL’s Finance Committee to consider Brady’s investment on March 4 or 5 when members meet in New York, sources say. If all goes well, final approval should happen at the NFL Annual League Meeting in Orlando from March 24-27.
“A league spokesman said on Saturday that the “matter remains under review by the finance committee.”
So, it sounds like Brady will officially become a member of the Silver and Black next season.
In other Raiders’ links:
- Offseason trade rumors: According to Rapoport, the Raiders want to be aggressive but trading up for a quarterback will be a challenge, and the team doesn’t plan on trading great players like Davante Adams.
- Cornerbacks that could boost takeaways: “Las Vegas has one thief in Jack Jones, these prospects can give the team another,” writes Silver and Black Pride’s Ray Aspuria.
- Jon Gruden threatened to cut Maxx Crosby: the All-Pro pass rusher went on the Pardon My Take podcast and told a story from training camp during his rookie year where he got under the coach’s skin by batting passes in practice.
- Davante Adams won’t be disciplined for shoving photographer: “The NFL informed Raiders WR Davante Adams he won’t be disciplined for shoving a photographer following a 2022 game in Kansas City, per sources,” Pelissero posted on X, formerly known as Twitter. “Prosecutors dismissed a misdemeanor assault charge against Adams last summer, but the league probe remained open. Now, it’s closed.”