It’s the end of an era for Tom Brady, who made the stunning confirmation of his retirement on Tuesday after 22 years as the NFL’s leading quarterback.
And now many fans are wondering where he goes from here. Well, one thing has been settled: Despite some diehard fans’ Reddit and Twitter wishes — it’s not back to Boston.
As Page Six previously reported, the seven-time Super Bowl champion and all-time quarterback record-holder shelled out $17 million for a sprawling plot of land located in Miami’s Indian Creek Island, also known as the “billionaire’s bunker.”
Brady, 44, and his wife — supermodel and activist Gisele Bündchen, 41 — demolished the initial structure on the property, a five-bedroom, five-bathroom home spanning over 5,700 square feet.
They were spotted at the home last May, likely discussing plans of their massive renovation project.
Aerial shots show the aftermath of the teardown with the new home under construction.
Sources told Page Six that the power couple is building an environmentally friendly mansion with a particular focus on the design, all the way down to the doorknobs. And they are allegedly hoping to emulate their longtime Massachusetts home.
“They like to build from the ground up,” a source told Page Six in December 2020. “Look at their Brookline home, this will be like that.”
On one side of the lot is the crystal blue Biscayne Bay with views of the neon-lit South Beach skyline; on the other side is an expansive golf course for when the athlete wants to hit some balls.
Brady was previously spotted sailing to the property on a 40-foot yacht.
The lot — on the southwest corner of the island — is next door to his pal, billionaire Jeffrey Soffer. Other neighbors include Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, who also invested in a plot of land on the island around the same time.
The island is ultra-private and is only accessible via a bridge that’s manned by a guard with 24-hour security by land, air and sea.
Made up of 300 acres, the island is occupied by just 34 estates, each with an average value of $20 million.
Their move to buy the Miami property comes a month before they sold their New York City Tribeca apartment for a whopping $36.8 million.
Meanwhile, sources also told Page Six, the duo are looking to invest in property on the West Coast as well.
“I was a native Californian for a long time in my life and went away from it for about 25 years. You won’t catch me dead living in the Northeast anymore … I’m loving the warm weather, and it’s been a great feeling,” the three-time MVP winner said.
Following Brady’s retirement announcement, many noticed he left out any mention of the New England Patriots, with whom he spent 20 of his career years playing. Instead, he paid homage to his final team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Former Patriots quarterback Scott Zolak called the move “cold” and “calculating.”
But Brady did respond to a tweet by the Patriots account, which included a statement from owner Robert Kraft reacting to the retirement news.
“Thank You Patriots Nation,” Brady wrote with a red heart emoji. “I’m beyond grateful. Love you all.”
Rumors have circled that Brady’s apparent issue with the team stems more from his last interactions with Patriots coach Bill Belichick upon his departure from the team.
According to a book by ESPN’s Seth Wickersham, Belichick reportedly wouldn’t meet face-to-face with Brady for a proper goodbye when the quarterback departed New England for Tampa Bay.