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.
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.