Tom Brady To Join FOX-TV After NFL Career Is Over
FOX-TV's Chief Executive Officer Lachlan Murdoch announced on Tuesday morning that future Hall of Fame quarterback Tom Brady will join FOX Sports as its lead NFL analyst whenever his NFL career ends.
Brady (pictured above), who turns 45 right before the 2022 NFL season begins, is under contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for this coming season. And after retiring from the NFL right after the season ended, Brady changed his mind a month later and announced that he would play the 2022 season.
FOX has been looking for a big name analyst to replace the recently departed Troy Aikman, who left FOX for ESPN's Monday Night Football (along with announcer Joe Buck) to be their lead analyst earlier this offseason. FOX will use Kevin Burkhardt and Greg Olsen as their lead broadcast team this season. Brady will join Burkhardt in the booth whenever Tom decides to retire.
Future Hall of Fame QB Drew Brees agreed to a similar agreement with NBC while he was still an active player with the New Orleans Saints a few years ago. Brees joined NBC in 2021 after retiring from the NFL after the 2020 season.
Brady has said in previous interviews that he wanted to play football until he is at least 45. And has said that he could play beyond 2022. Among the records TB12 has accrued over his career are: Most Super Bowl victories as a player (7), most Super Bowl appearances as a player (10). Most passing yards (almost 85,000 yards), and most touchdown passes (624).