Tom Brady could be sticking close to the NFL game despite his recent retirement from the league.
With current Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross potentially staring down the barrel of a forced sale of his team, ownership could soon be transferred to owner-in-waiting Bruce Beal. If this happens, Brady, who has a relationship with Beal, could buy a “sliver” of the franchise, per NBC’s ProFootballTalk.
If Stephen Ross decides to sell, Bruce Beal would most likely become the next majority owner of the Dolphins (and Tom Brady could end up buying a piece of the team). https://t.co/rGDJSOsSqo
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) February 17, 2022
Stephen Ross is currently under investigation by the NFL after former head coach Brian Flores accused him of offering $100,000 for each loss in 2019. If the probe uncovers evidence of this bribery, it would be grounds for a forced sale of the team.
Beal, who’s worked with Ross for years in his real-estate company, has held the right to purchase the team since 2016.
The idea of Brady purchasing a partial stake in the Dolphins was first floated when he was reportedly considering a move to Miami as a player in 2020 free agency. If Beal were the owner at the time, the all-time great QB would’ve reportedly been far more likely to sign with the team.
As he reached the end of his playing career, Brady pursued a variety of different business ventures. With his net worth growing by the day, the possibility of partial NFL franchise ownership is certainly within the realm of possibility.