• Tom Brady Signs NFT Deal with ESPN

  • According to a press release issued on Wednesday, the American international cable sports channel ESPN has reached an agreement with Tom Brady’s non-fungible token platform Autograph.

    It will release “Man in the Arena: Tom Brady,” a collection based on a documentary series about the renowned quarterback.

    The collection, which is set to be unveiled on April 6, focuses on Brady’s most notable accomplishments during his 22-year NFL career (and there is no shortage of them). From 2002 through 2021, he led his teams to a total of seven Super Bowl championships.

    The NFT drop was created in collaboration with Religion of Sports, a media production firm formed by filmmaker Gotham Chopra, former professional American football player Michael Strahan, and Brady.

    According to Autograph CEO Dillon Rosenblatt, the NFT collection devoted to Brady’s career is just the beginning of the collaboration.

    Brady established the company in August. It announced a $170 million Series B fundraising round in February, led by Silicon Valley powerhouse Andreessen Horowitz.

    Brady abruptly decided to come out of retirement last month, stating that he will return to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for his 23rd season.

    Brady also requested that the FTX cryptocurrency exchange make a Bitcoin gift to a person who paid $518,628 for the ball from the NFL legend’s ostensibly final touchdown, only for it to lose the lion’s portion of its value owing to his unexpected unretirement.

    Brady and his wife, Gisele Bündchen, signed a long-term contract with FTX in June.

    Brady also stated his desire to meet Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin in late March, revealing that he was a great fan of the latter.

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