Tom Brady, the legendary NFL quarterback, has conquered the football field like no other. He’s secured seven Super Bowl victories and set numerous records, solidifying his place as one of the greatest athletes in history. However, one thing that eluded Brady throughout his illustrious career was speed. He was never known for his quickness, but that’s all about to change as he embarks on a new racing adventure after retiring from the NFL.
A Speedy Journey Begins: At the NFL scouting combine in 2000, Brady was labeled as the second-slowest among the quarterbacks present. Though speed was not his forte on the football field, he always had a sense of humor about it. In 2014, Brady playfully posted a video featuring himself running with the iconic “Chariots of Fire” theme tune in the background, comparing himself to a cheetah and a jet-powered car. His wit and talent on the field overshadowed any need for additional speed.
E1 Series: A New Path: Recently, in an exclusive interview with CNN Sport, Brady revealed his next move. The former NFL star is making his return to competitive sports as a team owner in the E1 series, the world’s first electric race boat championship. The E1 series aims to promote renewable energy and combat water pollution. Races are scheduled in various locations, including Jeddah, Venice, Monaco, and Rotterdam, with future series planned for North America and Asia.
A Passion for Speed: Brady’s love for competitive sports and passion for speed led him to embrace the sleek and futuristic design of the E1 series’ ‘RaceBird’ boats. These boats can reach speeds of up to 93 kph (58 mph) on their twin hydrofoils, promising an exhilarating racing experience. Although Brady won’t be piloting the boats on race days, he’s eager to hop into the cockpit during training sessions to feel the rush of adrenaline.
Famous Team Owners: Brady isn’t the only sports icon joining the E1 series as a team owner. Renowned athletes like Didier Drogba, Rafael Nadal, and Sergio Pérez have also hopped on board. Their involvement brings global attention to the sport and attracts a wider audience.
A Leader On and Off the Field: Brady’s leadership skills from his football days easily translate to this new endeavor. Teamwork, communication, and discipline are essential elements in boat racing. With his competitive spirit and determination, Brady is excited to take on the challenge and seek an edge over the competition.
A New Chapter: Having retired from the NFL in 2021, Brady won’t be returning to the gridiron. Instead, he is looking forward to this new chapter of his life, where he can make a positive impact and create awareness for future generations. His competitive instincts and passion for speed will undoubtedly continue to drive him as he embarks on this thrilling racing adventure in the E1 series.