Tom Brady is joining a new team. Off the field, at least.
As the longtime quarterback is set to make his decision in free agency about where he will play next season in the NFL, Brady announced Monday that he’s launching a production company called 199 Productions that will look to develop original content including documentaries, feature films and television shows.
The company’s name alludes to his infamous draft slot, when the New England Patriots selected him in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL draft, with the No. 199 overall selection. As part of the production company, Brady will be teaming with Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo and the pair’s non-fiction wing at AGBO Films, Wonderburst.
“I’m excited to be working with Joe and Anthony Russo and their team at AGBO Films, whose creative vision and unrivaled storytelling has revolutionized the industry,” Brady said in a statement, according to Deadline.com. “I’m humbled to have the opportunity to partner with them to bring Unseen Football to the big screen and tell this story in a way that has never been done before. I believe in the essence of teamwork, and I have no doubt, our team will create the most magical experience for people to enjoy.”
According to Deadline, Unseen Football is a 3D adventure documentary that intends to take viewers into the invisible realms of football. The feature will be directed by Gotham Chopra, the executive producer of the popular Facebook documentary series Tom vs. Time that shadowed Brady throughout the 2018 season.
Brady, 42, is set to become an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his career. He has played 20 seasons, all of them with the Patriots, and has thrown for 74,571 yards with 541 touchdowns and 179 interceptions, not counting the playoffs. Brady has helped lead the Patriots to six Super Bowl championships under the tutelage of coach Bill Belichick.
The new NFL league year is set to begin at 4 p.m. ET on March 18. At that time, Brady’s old contract with the Patriots will expire, and he will be free to sign with any other team. NFL clubs can begin to contact and enter negotiations with players who will become unrestricted free agents on March 16.
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