Brady kicks off new chapter (2024)

Tom Brady may be really done playing football now, but his discipline and drive endure. The seven-time Super Bowl champion is enjoying retirement while staying busy. He's preparing for his new 2024 broadcasting gig at Fox Sports, is set to become a minority owner of the Las Vegas Raiders, and is focusing on his apparel and wellness brands. He has also dabbled in acting — in the feature film 80 For Brady last year and in some humorous new ads for Hertz rental cars with actor-comedian Yvonne Orji. Brady recently talked about his new projects, whether he still sticks to his strict healthy lifestyle, and if that drive extends to his parenting. Answers have been shortened for clarity and brevity.

Q: You have so many interests and jobs now, what do you get most excited about?

A: It's a big year of kind of recalibrating some different things. I'm just trying to set my priorities and allow my time and energy to be focused on those. In the short term, it's being there for my children and being the best dad I can be and being as present as I can with them. And some of these other things are probably more long-term: working with Hertz, I love doing that. I invest the time and energy in my apparel brand, my health and wellness brand obviously is so important to me. I have a small media business that I've been really working hard at and then obviously working with Fox and then going through this process of ownership with the Raiders. All of them bring me joy in different ways.

Q: Why did you decide to invest in the Raiders?

A: I grew up in the Bay Area. My favorite team was the (San Francisco) 49ers. The team across the bay was the Raiders. And, you know, they're an iconic NFL franchise. When I look at a lot of the people who have impacted the NFL over a long period in the most positive way, (former Raiders owner and GM) 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. 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 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.

Q: Were the new Hertz ads fun to shoot?

A: We had the best day. We literally laughed for like six hours. Yvonne was on fire. She was ad-libbing. And she's a very talented actress, very funny. So, I thought there were a lot of really cool, funny concepts that came out of it.

Q: You played yourself, but also kind of a straight man. Was that easy or hard?

A: There's an element of acting and I enjoy that part. I mean, it's definitely not probably the most natural thing. I've obviously been on camera for a long time so I'm somewhat comfortable but it's challenging to say, "alright and action (snaps)!" and now you've got to turn into a character. Even though the character may be me, it's me playing me and not just me, you know? So finding a comfort level in doing that is, it takes a little bit of time, but the more I do it, the more comfortable I get.

Q: Are you the kind of dad who says "let's get summer homework done" or "go see the fireworks and do homework later"?

A: It's not the thing you want to hear when you get out of school after a long year, is to think about summer reading, but it's our reality. So, let's think about where we've got to be when school starts and let's work our way back and make sure that we're not cramming here with the last week to go. We'll set aside some time. But the kids have plenty of fun things ahead and we'll make sure they cover their school bases and get away from it a little bit and allow them to be kids, too, because, you know, you only get to be a kid once.

Q: Have you loosened up on your strict eating and workout regimen now that you're not playing football?

A: I'm pretty disciplined. (laughs) You know, I think it just became part of my daily routine. That was probably why I played so long was I enjoyed that process of working out a lot. I realized if I want to play football for a long period of time, I've got to treat my body a certain way and I can't cut corners. And now that I'm done, retiring, my body feels really good. I feel like I still have a long life and I want to live a very active lifestyle, so I've got to maintain a level of discipline. There's definitely later nights than I've had, maybe a few more tequilas than I've had in the past, and certainly less throwing footballs than in the past. Those things are all a little bit new to me, but I'm not going to stray too far from where I've been.

Agencies Via Xinhua

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FAQs

How much does Tom Brady weigh? ›

How many Super Bowls did Tom Brady play in? ›

Future Pro Football Hall of Famer Tom Brady did plenty of winning during his illustrious career. Brady won seven of his 10 Super Bowl appearances to be exact.

When did Tom Brady start playing football? ›

First snap – 2000 Week 13 at Lions. Brady's first NFL appearance came during a blowout loss to the Lions in the 2000 season, as the Patriots sat at 3-9 on the season. Brady entered the game for New England's final possession, completing 1-of-3 passes for six yards and then punting the ball away.

Who is the biggest quarterback in the NFL by weight? ›

At 285 lb (129 kg), Lorenzen was the heaviest quarterback to play in the NFL. He was nicknamed "the Pillsbury Throwboy" and "Hefty Lefty" because of his weight and being left-handed.

How much does Patrick Mahomes weigh? ›

How much is Patrick Mahomes worth? ›

Patrick Mahomes: $45 million.

How old was Patrick Mahomes when he won his first Super Bowl? ›

At just 24 years old, Patrick Mahomes achieved a historic milestone by leading the Kansas City Chiefs to victory in Super Bowl LIV. Facing the San Francisco 49ers, Mahomes orchestrated a comeback, scoring 21 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to secure the Chiefs' first title in fifty years.

How many rings did Brady have at 28? ›

Unfortunately, the Pats didn't complete the three-peat in 2005, being eliminated by the Denver Broncos in the AFC Divisional Round. By the end of his age-28 season, Brady had a 10-1 playoff record and three rings to his name.

Who played the longest in the NFL? ›

The longest career we have seen in the NFL belongs to Morten Andersen. Andersen played a total of 382 games, and was a kicker.

What QB has most Super Bowl rings? ›

1. Tom Brady. Brady is still the standard for quarterback play -- and will be for a long time. Brady won seven Super Bowl titles in his career, the most by any player in NFL history and more Super Bowl titles than any franchise.

What is Tom Brady's height and weight? ›

How much does the average NFL QB weigh? ›

Quarterback: The average weight of an NFL quarterback is approximately 224.97 pounds [2]. Running Back: The average weight of an NFL running back is around 214.48 pounds [2]. Wide Receiver: The average weight of an NFL wide receiver is about 200.32 pounds [2].

How much does a gronk weigh? ›

How much should a NFL quarterback weigh? ›

According to numerous sources, the average height of an NFL quarterback is 6'3. The tallest quarterback in NFL history is Dan McGwire (6 ft 8 in), while the shortest is Eddie LeBaron (5 ft 7 in). An average quarterback weighs 225 lbs.

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