Tom Brady has expanded his post-NFL business endeavors by taking on the role of ‘strategic adviser’ and brand advocate at Delta Air Lines.
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The iconic quarterback, who retired in February at the age of 45, has committed to a ‘long-term’ contract with the airline. Delta’s CEO, Ed Bastian, expressed high expectations, saying, ‘Magic is going to happen.’
This partnership holds a special connection for Brady, as his mother, Galynn, was a flight attendant during his childhood. Delta views this collaboration as an ‘innovative new partnership’ that will allow them to benefit from Brady’s ‘expertise in teamwork, performance, and perseverance,’ along with his ‘spirit of winning and passion for inspiring people to be the best version of themselves.’
Brady’s responsibilities will include ‘inspiring the next generation of Delta community leaders’ and assisting in the development of training and ‘teamwork tools’ for the airline’s more than 90,000 employees.
The 46-year-old had a remarkable 23-year NFL career, winning seven Super Bowl championships. Before moving on to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and capturing a second Vince Lombardi Trophy, he spent 20 years with the New England Patriots.
Brady has kept himself occupied with several business investments and opportunities ever since he announced his retirement.
The former quarterback joined Birmingham City, an English football team, as a minority owner in August. He also invested in the Las Vegas Aces, the WNBA champions, earlier this year.
Brady has ‘came to an agreement’ to join the ownership group of the Las Vegas Raiders, according to team owner Mark Davis in May. This is subject to NFL approval.
Brady will take over as Fox Sports’ primary NFL commentator beginning with the 2019–2020 season. According to reports, the 46-year-old has agreed to a $375 million, ten-year contract.