Tom Brady reportedly wants to go into acting once his football career is over. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Inside Track – New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is reportedly thinking about the future once he retires from the NFL and has set his sights on conquering Hollywood.
A source told Star magazine: “At 37, Tom knows he only has a few seasons left before retirement. He’s thinking ahead and believes he could become a huge movie star.
“He’s used to being a superstar. After winning the Super Bowl again, he’s thinking about new challenges outside of football.”
However, his beautiful wife, Gisele Bundchen, 34, with whom he has two children, Benjamin, five, and Vivian, two, reportedly doesn’t like the idea of him cozying up to other actresses on set.
Tom has already landed two big film roles and is set to appear in “Ted 2″ and “Entourage” next summer.
This is baloney. Grade A ba-loney. Look, I have no doubt whatsoever that if Tom Brady decided to go into acting full time, he’d absolutely crush it. In the same way he made himself the greatest of all-time in football, by day one on the set he’d make himself the acting GOAT. Daniel Day Lewis’ acting chops mixed with Vince Vaughn’s comedic timing times Bradley Cooper’s versatility to the power of Leonardo DiCaprio’s looks. They’d be handing the Academy Award to him before the broadcast and then on the air announcing, “Annnd the Best Non-Tom Brady Acting Oscar goes to…”
That much is obvious. The man had no problem picking apart the best defense in the NFL during crunch time of the Super Bowl. Why would we think a script where he has to act like Stephen Hawking or whomever would pose a challenge?
I just don’t see why he’d be interested. When you’ve been the quarterback of the best dynasty in sports for 15 years and counting, why would you want to slum as a Hollywood actor. Sure that lifestyle sounds cool, all limos and gala events and getting your ass kissed by Ryan Seacrest on the Red Carpet. That would be a dream come true for most of us.
But, Tom Brady is not most of us.
Think about what a downgrade that would be for him and Gisele. They’ve been to the mountaintop. A house in Brookline. An apartment on Beacon Street. Working in Foxboro. Living among the salt-of-the-Earth Massholes who appreciate all they’ve done for us. Feeling the love of 70,000 drunken fan boys whipped into a frenzy of emotion every game. What could possibly compete with that?
I say there are only two possibilities for Tom Brady’s post-football life. He either joins the Patriots’ organization in some capacity, or he finally evolves beyond his corporeal body, takes the form of pure energy and becomes and omniscient being. Anything less than those two options would be beneath a man who’s accomplished as much as him.