Whenever Tom Brady does actually retire, it won’t be the last time fans will see or hear from the seven-time Super Bowl champion quarterback.
Fox CEO Lachlan Murdoch revealed on an earnings call Tuesday morning that Brady will join Fox Sports as its chief NFL analyst when he retires. Brady will join live commentators Kevin Burkhardt and moonlight as color commentators for NFL games and as brand ambassadors for Fox Sports.
“We are delighted that Tom has committed to joining the Foxes and wish him all the best for the upcoming season,” Murdoch said.
Brady is entering his 45-year-old season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a move he confirmed in a tweet.
“Excited,” he tweeted of the news, “but there’s a lot of unfinished business with the Buccaneers on the court.”
The news continues Brady’s unusual offseason. In February, Brady retired from the NFL, but did not do so until about six weeks later.Now, he’s making plans for when he will retire, either after the 2022-2023 season or after
The NFL’s career leader in passing yards and touchdowns says he wants to hit 45. He was last year’s MVP runner-up behind Aaron Rodgers, passing for 5,316 yards and 43 touchdowns in Tampa Bay.
— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) May 10, 2022
“Over the course of this long-term agreement, Tom will not only be calling our biggest NFL game with Kevin Burckhardt, but he will also serve as our ambassador, especially with regard to clients and promotions,” Fox Sports said in a statement. said in a statement.
Brady will be the latest NFL quarterback to make a quick transition to the broadcast booth after hanging them up. Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has been CBS’ chief NFL analyst since 2017. After earning rave reviews from listeners in his first few seasons, Romo signed a 10-year, $17.5 million-a-year deal with the network.
Last season, former New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees was NBC’s football analyst covering Notre Dame games and NFL games. Of course, who can forget Payton and Eli Manning? The brothers with four Super Bowl rings starred last season on ESPN’s “Manningcast,” an alternative broadcast of the cable network’s flagship show “Monday Night Football.”
Fox Sports’ decision to go after Brady comes after the offseason, when the company lost its announcement to ESPN of Prime duo Joe Barker and Troy Aikman. The pair, who have called up hundreds of games for Fox, will begin their “Monday Night Football” careers on September 12.