Just when Las Vegas Raiders fans thought the “Patriot Way” was done, it appears to be far from over. Tom Brady is on track to become a minority owner of the team, which no doubt pleases Mark Davis.
Brady has been connected to Davis for some time. In fact, it’s believed he played a hand in the head coach search, with Antonio Pierce eventually getting the gig. In terms of ownership, Brady has been reported to be interested since May 2023. Fast forward to February 2024, and things are moving along.
According to Sportico and reported by the NFL, Brady’s value recently increased, which has thus far affected his proposed investment with the Raiders.
“Brady’s valuation had increased after it was deemed by some NFL owners to be below market value. Brady’s group, which includes Knighthead Capital co-founder Tom Wagner, is expected to purchase around 10% of the Raiders, with Brady having about 7% of that. Sportico valued the Raiders at roughly $5.8 billion.”
If it’s indeed “all systems go,” the final approval for Brady will come during the league’s annual meeting on March 24-27.
The greatest Patriot ever set to own part of the Raiders
As we all know, Raiders fans feel a certain way about the greatest player in New England Patriots history being an intricate part of the Silver and Black. Davis, for his part, appears to rely on Brady for counsel. Naturally, you have to think he’s itching to have him onboard on an official basis.
The long-term implications for the Raders remain uncertain. Davis reportedly doesn’t have children, and the future of who will run the Raiders after his passing is rather cloudy. It wouldn’t be far-fetched to believe Davis would be inclined to have his team in the hands of a winner like Brady. However, the crossing of that bridge will occur at the appropriate time.
What say you, Raider Nation? How do you feel about a player who was vilified by team lore coming in for a piece?