Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady Ropes in Tiger Woods, Naomi Osaka for his NFT Venture

Published 07/21/2021, 9:56 AM EDT
TAMPA, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 07: Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrates after defeating the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium on February 07, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. The Buccaneers defeated the Chiefs 31-9. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)


Anything that Tom Brady does turns to gold. The evergreen quarterback is a star in the NFL. With seven Super Bowl rings to his name, the quarterback is the winningest player in the league’s history. 

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But isn’t just Brady’s exploits on the field that’s catching eyeballs. Tom Brady has recently entered the world of NFT. And it’s safe to say that he’s making waves there as well. 

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The quarterback who recently went to the White House after winning Super Bowl LV is also the co-founder of NFT platform Autograph, Tom Brady is looking to extend his influence in the virtual world. And now, he’s roped in some friends to help him out as well.

Tom Brady brings Tiger Woods and Naomi Osaka to the fold  

As per People.com, Tom Brady has managed to lure in some star athletes for his NFT venture. Golf legend Tiger Woods, Tennis star Naomi Osaka and other major sporting icons such as Tony Hawk have been roped in for the Autograph’s advisory board.

“Partnering with Autograph is a great opportunity to celebrate sport and connect with fans on a level no one has experienced before,” Woods said in a statement to People.com. “I am excited to be at the forefront offering fans a new way to engage with their favorite athletes and sports moments.”

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For those wondering what NFTs are, it’s an abbreviation for Non-fungible tokens. NFTs are collectable digital assets, similar to a physical piece of art or other forms of collectables. These operate as unique digital assets for those buying them.

Among the other athletes to have joined the advisory board of Autograph are Derek Jeter and Wayne Gretzky. All the athletes have signed exclusive multi-year deals, to provide licensed NFT content.

Tom Brady of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers following a game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on December 26. (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images)

People.com also reported that Tom Brady’s Autograph has managed to land partnerships with Lionsgate and DraftKings to assist with the launch of an entertainment vertical as well.

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In case you were wondering, yes, NFTs are worth a lot of money. The highest-selling NFT of all time was a massive compilation of artworks by Beeple for a staggering $69 million. 

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Given the sheer numbers involved, it’s no wonder more and more premier athletes are taking the plunge in the world of NFTs.

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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