Tom Brady has a Subway deal, despite reportedly never entering a Subway

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Tom Brady has a notoriously strict diet. Tom Brady nevertheless will endorse Subway, one of the most prevalent fast-food purveyors in the nation.

Terry Lefton of Sports Business Journal reports that Brady has never even entered a Subway, which has more than 22,000 locations in the United States alone. Brady’s TV ad, which will debut later this month, also reportedly will not show Brady holding Subway products, per Lefton.

The Subway endorsement deal nevertheless represents an attempted pivot by Subway back to the perception that it’s a healthier alternative to other fast-food options. It’s also an effort to beat back competition from sub chains like Jersey Mike’s; Subway, according to Lefton, reportedly has closed “thousands” of stores over the past three years.

Still, not many will buy the link between Brady and Subway. Earlier this month, for example, Brady endorsed Ronaldo’s very public disavowal of Coke products. Coke, by the way, has been the exclusive soda provider for Subway since wresting the deal from Pepsi in 2003. Absent a TB12 product line and/or an avocado ice cream desert option, no one who knows anything about Tom Brady is going to think that he’d swing by Subway on the way home for practice or a game — or ever.

46 responses to “Tom Brady has a Subway deal, despite reportedly never entering a Subway

  1. An ESPN report indicated that the Patriots, from 2000 to 2007, illegally videotaped other teams’ signals in at least 40 games. Therefore, every super bowl Brady and the Pats won during this time period is fake, just like the Subway tuna.

  2. I doubt most of the celebrities that have endorsed Subway in commercials have ever eaten at Subway. Nor should they. Subway’s “bread” can’t even legally be called bread in Ireland and their tuna isn’t tuna.

  3. An ESPN report indicated that the Patriots, from 2000 to 2007, illegally videotaped other teams’ signals in at least 40 games. Therefore, every super bowl Brady and the Pats won during this time period is fake, just like the Subway tuna.
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    The same report that had dozens of “unnamed sources” with no one willing to put their name to it other than the losing coach of the 2021 SB? Also, define what illegal videotaping was during this time period? What rule was broken?

  4. nygiantsownbrady says:
    June 29, 2021 at 5:12 pm
    An ESPN report indicated that the Patriots, from 2000 to 2007, illegally videotaped other teams’ signals in at least 40 games. Therefore, every super bowl Brady and the Pats won during this time period is fake, just like the Subway tuna.
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    You mean as fake as Eli Manning and the Giants “game worn” memorabilia?

  5. So, he’s not going to hold any of the products in his hands. What’s the point? I get it, he’s getting paid, but given the type of brand he seems to want to build, this will come off as a hypocritical move, specially if he won’t even hold a sandwich. Must be one sweet paycheck.

  6. He has such a strict diet. He denounced Coca Cola, but not Pepsi because Pepsi is the official soft drink of the NFL… Soda is soda, dude. He was on a Frito Lays commercial, which sells unhealthy chips. How can he have a press conference telling parents to stop feeding their kids unhealthy foods, yet he’s on a Frito Lay commercial? If he thinks Coke is bad, but does not include Pepsi with it, does that mean that Frito Lay chips are okay, but Wise chips are not?
    Pick a lane, bub.

  7. Jersey Mike’s is lightyears better than Subway. Much better food for the same price.

  8. You’d think he and Giselle would have enough money that he wouldn’t have to compromise his principles on the products he endorses. Or maybe he doesn’t have principles.

  9. Just a reminder that the heads of Subway very likely knew about Jared being a pedophile and still put him in commercials with children.

  10. So you’re saying that TB12 is wandering the avocado ice cream desert, looking for a Bucco Bruce Creamsicle uniform option?

  11. blessedunliketherest says:
    June 29, 2021 at 5:48 pm
    An ESPN report indicated that the Patriots, from 2000 to 2007, illegally videotaped other teams’ signals in at least 40 games. Therefore, every super bowl Brady and the Pats won during this time period is fake, just like the Subway tuna.
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    The same report that had dozens of “unnamed sources” with no one willing to put their name to it other than the losing coach of the 2021 SB? Also, define what illegal videotaping was during this time period? What rule was broken?

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    The losing coach of the 2021 super bowl was Andy Reid…he had nothing do with spygate. In fact, he won a super bowl legimiately, which is one more than your team.

    As far as the rule the Pats violated, here ya go:

    Ray Anderson Memo:

    -“videotaping of any type, including but not limited to taping of an opponent’s offensive or defensive signals, is prohibited on the sidelines, in the coaches’ booth, in the locker room, or at any other locations accessible to club staff members during the game.”

    NFL By Laws:

    -“Any use by any club at any time, from the start to the finish of any game in which such club is a participant, of any communications or information-gathering equipment, other than Polaroid-type cameras or field telephones, shall be prohibited, including without limitation videotape machines, telephone tapping, or bugging devices, or any other form of electronic devices that might aid a team during the playing of a game.”

  12. AOC is glad Al Gore invented football and discovered Mexico says:
    June 29, 2021 at 5:53 pm
    nygiantsownbrady says:
    June 29, 2021 at 5:12 pm
    An ESPN report indicated that the Patriots, from 2000 to 2007, illegally videotaped other teams’ signals in at least 40 games. Therefore, every super bowl Brady and the Pats won during this time period is fake, just like the Subway tuna.
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    You mean as fake as Eli Manning and the Giants “game worn” memorabilia?

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    Yeah, that’s the same as cheating to gain a competitive edge on the field for 20 years…

  13. AOC is glad Al Gore invented football and discovered Mexico says:
    June 29, 2021 at 5:53 pm
    nygiantsownbrady says:
    June 29, 2021 at 5:12 pm
    An ESPN report indicated that the Patriots, from 2000 to 2007, illegally videotaped other teams’ signals in at least 40 games. Therefore, every super bowl Brady and the Pats won during this time period is fake, just like the Subway tuna.
    —————————-
    You mean as fake as Eli Manning and the Giants “game worn” memorabilia?

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    I think he means the same Eli Manning who destroyed pats fans lives not once, but twice.

  14. A great Doc Holiday quote from Tombstone springs to mind: “It appears my hypocrisy knows no bounds.”

  15. Things I have in common with Tom Brady has just leapt to 1! I’m not a UM grad, not an icon, never won a SB, never been on TV, never married a Supermodel, etc. Etc., butbu God I’ve never been in a Subway either! However now, I guess I still won’t.

  16. If you eat bread that isn’t gluten free you are not healthy. Gluten has taken more lives than just about anything in the history of the world. You can doubt this if you want. It will cost you dearly.

    if you have E.D it’s probably related to wheat consumption.

  17. This is a story? Famous athlete endorses a brand and will get paid for it. Man I hate the off season everybody trying to make something out of nothing. I doubt any subway customers could care less about what he eats.( Customer) I’m going to buy subway( obsessed weirdo) but but but Brady smiled and said it’s good and he’s being hypocritical. ( Customer) what the hell are you talking about? Who cares?? How many athletes eat wheaties what a stupid thing to get upset about.

  18. Pretty smart move by Subway given Brady fanboys will buy anything he endorses if they can afford it.

  19. Brady was just telling us he doesn’t usually say what he’s really thinking. In other words, he’s admitting he lies a lot.

  20. nygiantsownbrady says:
    June 29, 2021 at 5:12 pm
    An ESPN report indicated that the Patriots, from 2000 to 2007, illegally videotaped other teams’ signals in at least 40 games. Therefore, every super bowl Brady and the Pats won during this time period is fake, just like the Subway tuna

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    Except taping signals was not illegal in those years….

    Your hate is noted

  21. I’ve said it many times, there are people who want to cling desperately to their fantasies and forever believe in the Great and Powerful Oz. They don’t want to see the curtain pulled back.

  22. The losing coach of the 2021 super bowl was Andy Reid…he had nothing do with spygate. In fact, he won a super bowl legimiately, which is one more than your team.
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    Fair enough – it was a typo on my part. I meant 2001 (i.e Mike Martz).

    The Ray Anderson memo was published in September 2006. How does any of that relate to SBs that were won in 2005, 2004, and 2002? The NFL bylaws relate to use of recorded equipment in that particular game. Everything you write reeks of desperation. The Pats dominated for another 10+ years after the joke of Spygate, but if it makes you feel any better by all means tell yourself Brady only has 4 SBs.

  23. nygiantsownbrady says:
    June 29, 2021 at 5:12 pm
    An ESPN report indicated that the Patriots, from 2000 to 2007, illegally videotaped other teams’ signals in at least 40 games. Therefore, every super bowl Brady and the Pats won during this time period is fake, just like the Subway tuna.

    77 108 Rate This

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    ESPN? What’s next, citing the National Enquirer? How many times have you morons been told the facts? You were lied to by Roger Goodell.

    The rule was changed on 9.6.06 to target NEs streamlined scouting. Goodell cheated by changing the rule and targeting NE. Also, if NE was actually cheating they would have been caught over a span of 20 something games in 2006, not in Week 1 of 2007 with BBs middle finger to Manboobs in retlaiation from the Jets rule violation 6 months earlier in January that went unpunished by Goodell.

    Try to keep up. You’d think Goodell caught cheating by framing Brady for Deflategate (proven in a court of law), would be the clue who the cheater is.

    It’s the little puckered lip phony who sits at 345 Park Ave and listens to the NY teams and a few others on what to do, including cheating by stealing draft picks.

  24. nhpats2011 says:
    June 29, 2021 at 7:57 pm
    nygiantsownbrady says:
    June 29, 2021 at 5:12 pm
    An ESPN report indicated that the Patriots, from 2000 to 2007, illegally videotaped other teams’ signals in at least 40 games. Therefore, every super bowl Brady and the Pats won during this time period is fake, just like the Subway tuna

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    Except taping signals was not illegal in those years….

    Your hate is noted

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    The Pats’ 2007 first round draft pick and $500,000 fine would disagree…

  25. 2010:
    Bill Cowher: “You know, let me just say this: To answer your question, no, I don’t think so (it’s not an advantage for one team over another).
    I just know as a head coach, you are always looking for a competitive edge. We had people out there trying to look at signals. We had guys go to games. They would tape the signal caller and also write it down. They would take it back and match up the signals with the game film and certain defenses with certain plays that were being called, particularly the defenses being called, to see if we could come up with some kind of an alert for a signal. So, what they did with videotaping the signal caller, people do it with the people in the stands!!
    These people sitting there in the stands, looking at the signal, writing it down and matching up the 1st and 10 signal. Ok? Then you go back again and the 2nd and 10 and here’s the signal. You do that for a whole game.
    You then go back and match up the defenses with the signal. And you can come up with what the signal was.
    So, you don;’t need a video tape with what they were talking about doing. And people were doing it. WE were doing that. Everybody does that. You’re TRYING to gain a competitive edge. There is nothing wrong with that.
    That’s why baseball players go through the mirage of signals. They’ve got all these different codes. That’s part of the competitive spirit of the game. I think it’s totally overblown. I think if you get caught (signals compromised), then do what we did and go to wristbands, you are worried about it. We started putting defenses on wristbands. Then you find a way to not get caught (signals compromised). When your good at something and people try steal from ya, I think it’s flattering.”

    Bill Cowher retired one season before Goodell and started his 15 year run of cheating at the NFL helm. Educated people believe primary sources, not heresay and myth. Funny calls on the field, wording rule changes after games, cheating now in super bowls themselves with refs ordered to try to influence games and so forth. Goodell does it all the behest of powerful owners.

    None of these things occurred prior to Goodell’s creepy and politically correct, corrupt reign so he can be able to keep his job.

  26. An ESPN report indicated that the Patriots, from 2000 to 2007, illegally videotaped other teams’ signals in at least 40 games. Therefore, every super bowl Brady and the Pats won during this time period is fake, just like the Subway tuna.

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    Its not illegal to tape other teams signals, even today. You know that right? You ALL know that right?

    Teams do it now. The Pats just did it from the wrong spot. Thats all.

    Quit crying already.

  27. Love the passion for all the TB12 haters. I’ve lived in Foxboro my entire life and guess what? Yup…six trophies.

  28. Firehouse is where to get the best subs, and they don’t even need to pay me to say that.

  29. Ronaldo did advertisement for KFC do you honestly believe he ate KFC Lebron Kia Manning Buick Jordan McDonald’s. When Companies back up the truck and Dump millions it would be hard to say no.

  30. cancerman2020 says:
    June 29, 2021 at 8:42 pm

    Its not illegal to tape other teams signals, even today. You know that right? You ALL know that right?

    Teams do it now. The Pats just did it from the wrong spot. Thats all.

    Quit crying already.
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    LOL, the Pats were busted TWICE for video taping signals illegally and you are telling me that it is permissible?

    Forgive me if I am salty – your team’s illegal video taping denied Kurt Warner from getting a 2nd ring (Pats would never have even been the SB 36 without spygate), Donovan McNabb from being the 2nd black QB to win the SB, and Peyton Manning from getting a 2nd ring with the Colts. You see, there are people out there who have morals.

    Brady has just a handful of legitimate rings (3) without the aid of spygate or deflategate. He’s still behind Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw in that department.

  31. Only Tom Brady is required to actually be a consumer of something he’s endorsing? You mean Michael Jordan didn’t always eat McDonalds like the commercial showed?

  32. So if it isn’t tuna what is it? I hate to sound dumb but I’m not up to speed like you guys.

  33. Nothing is more satisfying than the handful of sad sacks left who desperately (and always failingly) try to rewrite the actual book of record.

    You don’t like how incredibly good Brady, Belichick and the Patriots were for the last 20 years. We get it. It’s a pretty good sample size of skill and achievement, though, don’t you think? No one sane doubts it’s validity, and neither does the NFL. Brady isn’t David Copperfield and David Blaine all rolled into one – he didn’t “trick” you. Just won a lot because he’s good, and Belichick and Co. were too. Time to grow up and accept it.

    So…to answer to who actually “owns” who?? We already know and have for years.

  34. nygiantsownbrady says:
    June 29, 2021 at 5:12 pm
    An ESPN report indicated that the Patriots, from 2000 to 2007, illegally videotaped other teams’ signals in at least 40 games. Therefore, every super bowl Brady and the Pats won during this time period is fake, just like the Subway tuna.

    ———————

    Here is a news flash for you. At the time losing both times to the giants was painful. But no New England fan cares anymore because of all the other Super Bowls won and went to.

    And actually looking back, if we had to lose to a team I’m glad it was the Giants. Bill Coughlin led a very classy team. No loud mouths or crap talkers and no players that took cheap shots.

    Honestly no one cares we had those losses or even the philly loss.

    No one also cares about being labeled a cheater. According to Brlicheck he read the memo, but since it was not actually a “Rule” which was voted on and agreed to he ignored it.

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