How Tom Brady plots to boost his worth with returning Buccaneers’ iconic creamsicle threads? Explaining the savviness of businessman Brady

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ former legendary quarterback Tom Brady has officially cut his name from the NFL roster by announcing retirement in February this year. However, the 45-year-old doesn’t yet look ready to relax and spend all his time with his family.

Brady has been surprising the fans with his back-to-back business moves in recent months and his latest source of profit is his iconic creamsicle Buccaneers jersey, albeit he didn’t have the opportunity to wear it in a match.

Reports claim Tom Brady wants his name on the creamsicle jersey

According to a report of ‘The Athletic’ via FOX 13’s Kevin O’Donnell, TB12 wanted to feature his name on a creamsicle jersey and will earn profit from the sales the jersey is going to generate. It has appeared on the Buccaneers Team Store display racks where a mannequin was seen wearing the ex-NFL QB’s jersey.

“According to the NFPA’s annual report filed with the U.S. Department of Labor, the [retired] Buccaneers QB earned $9.5 million in group licensing & marketing income in the 12 months that ended Feb. 28 2022,” per The Athletic’s report.

The jersey disappeared in 2013 due to the two-helmet safety rule. Nevertheless, the NFL got rid of the rule in 2021 to allow chances for the franchises to feature a throwback helmet, albeit the Bucs struggled to bring back the creamsicles till 2023. The Tampa Bay squad will be seen wearing the creamsicle jerseys in a match against the Detroit Lions on October 15.

Besides the California Cool, the iconic jersey has Devin White, Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, and LaVonte David versions available as well.

Brady’s business acumen

Besides accumulating $292.9 million in his salary before retiring, Tom Terrific showcased his incredible business acumen by becoming a minority owner of renowned NFL clubs: the Las Vegas Raiders and Las Vegas Aces. He has also earned millions from endorsement deals with Foot Locker, Under Armour, and Hertz.

The three-time NFL MVP owns four brands named TB12 (fitness and nutrition brand), 199 Productions (production company), Autograph (sports-centric NFT platform), and Brady Brand (apparel brand).

Tom Brady

Nevertheless, his business acumen didn’t turn out successful all the time as the NFL GOAT had to undergo a huge financial loss after the cryptocurrency exchange FTX collapsed. According to a report by The New York Times, he invested $30 million in it and had to lose $48 million after its collapse along with his former partner Gisele Bündchen.

The ex-couple also got embroiled in legal battles following allegations from FTX’s customers in the class-action lawsuit. Despite these setbacks, he still remains one of the richest athletes so the fans probably shouldn’t get too worried.


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Maliha works as a content writer in Sportszion specializing in NFL and NBA. She has completed her graduation and post-graduation, majoring in MIS (Management Information Systems). She loves analyzing sports and keeping fans updated with the latest sport buzzes.


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