Tom Brady is considering a career change into stand-up comedy. Yes, you read that right. The man with seven Super Bowl rings, a net worth of over $250 million, and a physique that could make Greek gods jealous is looking to make a splash in the comedy world.
But wait, before you start laughing (or cringing), let's examine the credibility of these rumors. Reports of Brady's interest in comedy have come from sources within his inner circle and various entertainment news outlets like RadarOnline. According to the latter, Brady has been inspired by his small role in the film "80 for Brady," where he appeared alongside co-stars Jane Fonda, Rita Moreno, and Lily Tomlin. The source claims that Brady enjoyed his time on set and was encouraged by the positive feedback he received from the cast and crew.
However, other sources dispute these claims. For example, an insider who spoke to TMZ revealed that Brady has no plans to pursue comedy and is focused on his family and upcoming broadcasting career. So, which is it? Is Tom Brady the next Jerry Seinfeld, or is he just looking for something to do in his downtime between workouts and photo shoots for Uggs?
Let's take a closer look at Brady's experience in entertainment. While he's best known for his feats on the football field, Brady has also made several appearances in movies, TV shows, and commercials. One of his most notable performances was on "Saturday Night Live" in 2005, where he showed off his "comedic chops" in sketches alongside the show's regular cast members. He's also had cameo roles in films like "Ted 2" and "Living with Yourself," as well as appearances on TV shows like "Entourage," "The Simpsons," and "Family Guy."
These roles don't necessarily mean that Brady has a future in stand-up comedy. Still, they suggest he's comfortable performing in front of a camera and has a natural charisma that translates well to entertainment. Plus, with all the hate he gets from opposing fans, it's not surprising that Brady might want to show off his sense of humor and prove that he's more than just a football robot.
But what about his retirement plans? TB12 had stated that he planned to spend more time with his family when he eventually hung up his cleats. The athlete has three children with his wife, Gisele Bundchen, and desires to be more present in their lives. Understandably, he'd want to shift his focus to his family after dedicating so much time and energy to his career.
Despite his focus on family, Brady also has a broadcasting career waiting for him. In 2021, he signed a 10-year, $375 million deal with Fox Sports, which will see him working as an NFL analyst. So, even if he decides to pursue comedy, he's already got a sweet gig lined up for him in sports broadcasting.
While reports of Brady's interest in stand-up comedy have generated a lot of buzz in the media, it's essential to take these rumors with a grain of salt. After all, celebrity rumors can often be unreliable and exaggerated. But hey, even if Brady doesn't become the next Dave Chappelle, we'll always have "Tom Brady's Wicked Accent" from his Funny or Die skit to make us laugh.