Throughout the last couple of months, the focus around the league has been on star quarterback Tom Brady‘s upcoming free agency. It will mark the first time that he will hit the open market in his career that could see him realistically leave the New England Patriots. There hasn’t been any indication about where Brady is leaning with his decision-making process. However, he has chosen to announce a significant off-the-field venture that has come an interesting time in his career.
Tom Brady’s upcoming free agency
With the start of free agency quickly approaching, there hasn’t been any clarity on what Brady where he plays next season.
The only thing that he has made clear is that he plans to explore the options that will be available to him. That should see several teams such as the Las Vegas Raiders, Tennessee Titans, Indianapolis Colts, Los Angeles Chargers, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Patriots will be in the picture, but there is no indication about whether head coach Bill Belichick is ready to move on from Brady after 20 seasons. It’s no secret that the 42-year-old has desired a long-term commitment from the franchise, and this may be the time he finally gets that answer from the franchise. It’s still an extremely fluid situation that could have several twists and turns along the way over the next several days.
Despite that incredibly huge decision ahead, Brady has decided to make one decision concerning his life off the field.
Tom Brady’s Hollywood business venture
Over the years, Brady has been quite methodical with his decision-making on and off the field.
As he has moved towards the latter of his career, the focus has shifted towards further solidifying his life post his NFL career. Brady did just that with a partnership with movie directors Anthony and Joe Russo, who worked on Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: End Game.
The future Hall of Fame quarterback is helping launch 199 Productions, which is a global multi-platform content company that develops original content that consists of feature films, documentaries, and television shows. The company has previously worked with Brady on camera, which provides him a healthy level of familiarity with the entire production.
It’s an interesting choice for him to make at this point in his NFL career as it’s a venture that is rooted in Hollywood. That’s the first time that Brady has gone this route with his career that only shifts more focus towards his NFL future about where he could land in free agency in the coming days.
Does this mean Tom Brady leaning towards joining the Chargers?
Among the teams that are interested in Brady’s services that are nearest to Brady’s latest business venture are the Chargers. Los Angeles has made steps towards making it clear that they will make a strong push towards acquiring the six-time Super Bowl winner.
As far as logistics go, the Chargers make the most logical choice for Brady, given the proximity towards his latest business move.
However, that should cement the franchise as being the frontrunner to secure his services as other teams such as the Titans and Raiders have been prominently mentioned as being in the picture to make a compelling pitch to land him.
Meanwhile, there is the fact that Brady recently put his $33.9 million mansion located in Los Angeles up for sale. He has lived in the area for many years, which that too, shouldn’t be taken with too much stock regarding his upcoming free agency decision.
What it should indicate more than anything else is that Brady isn’t too far off from retirement, given his increased involvement ventures. His next NFL career move will finally gather clarity in the next several days.