If New England Patriots fans know anything about former quarterback Tom Brady, it’s that he’s never satisfied.
Speaking strictly in terms of football, even winning a championship or shattering a slew of long-standing records have never been enough to appease his obsession with winning.
That precedent, as we know, remains the same in Brady’s non-football life, too.
From off-field endorsements, that include Under Armour, IWC watches and Molecule Mattresses, to his renowned TB12 brand — which sells nutrition supplements and apparel, he always has some semblance of a lucrative income.
Well, the latest buzz confirms that Brady has launched another business venture that falls right in line with modernizing his offerings.
According to CNN, the 43-year-old is creating a non-fungible token (NFT) company titled “Autograph” that will unite stars from sports, entertainment and pop culture to create unique digital collectibles.
Tom Brady is launching an NFT platform called Autograph that will bring together some of the biggest names in sports, entertainment, fashion and pop culture to work with creators to develop unique digital collectibles, a representative for Brady says https://t.co/5GZnNM4tSD
— CNN Business (@CNNBusiness) April 6, 2021
Former Patriots QB Tom Brady is launching a new NFT company.
“Autograph will bring together some of the world’s most iconic names and brands with best in class digital artists to ideate, create and launch NFTs and ground-breaking experiences to a community of fans and collectors,” co-founder and CEO Dillon Rosenblatt told CNN in a statement.
As far as other investors are concerned, the high-profile list includes executives from DraftKings, the Los Angeles Dodgers, Spotify, Cameo, the Golden State Warriors, Apple, Lionsgate and Live Nation Entertainment as advisors.
As CNN noted in their story, the buzz surrounding NFTs has skyrocketed in recent months and the latest mind-boggling sales prove that. The highlights include a piece of art created by digital artist Beeple selling for a whopping $69 million at Christie’s, a prominent auction company.
Furthermore, Twitter founder Jack Dorsey’s first tweet sold as an NFT for $2.9 million and rock band Kings of Leon released their latest album as a non-fungible token.
Brady has yet to publicly comment on the new venture — that should be expected in the coming weeks — but he essentially confirmed the big news with a reply tweet to CNN on Tuesday night.
There are honestly no words to describe Brady’s competitive edge. For as great as he is on the football field, the three-time MVP really only compares to NBA superstar LeBron James in terms of being similarly successful in the business and investment world.
It’s scary to think about how many more business ventures he will launch/join when he finally decides to retire, but we’ll cross that bridge when the time comes.
After all, he seems to have made up his mind about playing for at least another two years. Maybe he’ll sell his retirement date as an NFT, too? Since it doesn’t seem to exist.