Gisele Bundchen is ‘dead serious’ about getting Tom Brady to retire — here are 9 jobs he could tackle when he eventually leaves the NFL

Brady reportedly hopes to play into his mid-forties.

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Brady reportedly hopes to play into his mid-forties.
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• Quarterback Tom Brady leads the New England Patriots against the Philadelphia Eagles at the Super Bowl on Sunday.

• So far, he’s won five Super Bowl rings with the Patriots.

• But his wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen, is reportedly hoping he will retire soon.

• LinkedIn provided Business Insider with some data on the jobs retired NFL players tend to pursue.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady goes for his sixth Super Bowl ring on Sunday.

And his lengthy and successful career has prompted many observers to label him “the greatest quarterback of all time.”

But that winning streak won’t last much longer if Gisele Bundchen has anything to say about it.

Brady’s supermodel wife – who frequently appears on lists of the wealthiest and most powerful women in entertainment – is reportedly “dead serious” about getting her husband to retire.

Her concerns aren’t surprising, given the dangers of the sport.

And, while Brady has said he wants to play into his mid-forties, according to the Wall Street Journal, the average NFL career length across all positions lasts only 2.66 years.

Last year, LinkedIn analyzed career data from over 3,000 former NFL players to find out what fields most pro football players go into after they put away their helmets for the last time. Obviously, Tom Brady can do whatever he likes in retirement, but it could very well be one of these things:


Non-profit board member

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Former Tampa Bay Buccaneer Tony Bouie was a board member of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
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Jed Jacobsohn / Getty Images

Percentage of former NFL players who take up this job: 2%


Education

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Former New York Jet Aaron Maybin teaches visual arts at Matthew A. Henson Elementary School in Baltimore.
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Tom Szczerbowski / Stringer / Getty Images

Percentage of former NFL players who take up this job: 3%


Media and sports broadcasting

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Former New York Giant Tiki Barber is now a NBC correspondent.
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Andrew Burton/Getty Images

Percentage of former NFL players who take up this job: 3%


Campus and professional athletics

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Herm Edwards, who played for the Philadelphia Eagles, Los Angeles Rams, and Atlanta Falcons and coached the Kansas City Chiefs, now coaches at Arizona State University.
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Percentage of former NFL players who take up this field: 5%


Finance, insurance, or banking

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Former New York Giant Brad Daluiso went on to work for Morgan Stanley.
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Jed Jacobsohn / Getty Images

Percentage of former NFL players who take up this job: 8%


Coaching or fitness professional

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Former New York Giant Curtis Williams is now a trainer and fitness professional.
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Nick Laham / Getty Images

Percentage of former NFL players who take up this job: 9%


Sales

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Former Cincinnati Bengal Damian Vaughn went on to deal with sales as head of programs at San Francisco startup BetterUp
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Wikimedia Commons

Percentage of former NFL players who take up this field: 18%


Small business entrepreneurship

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Former Denver Bronco John Elway owns steakhouse restaurants and several car dealerships.
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Justin Edmonds/Getty Images

Percentage of former NFL players who take up this field: 20%


Other

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Former Tennessee Titan Eddie George went on to perform on Broadway.
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Percentage of former NFL players who take up this field: 23%