Tom Brady to join FOX Sports as an analyst when he retires
Tom Brady will join FOX Sports as a lead NFL analyst “immediately following his playing career,” FOX CEO Lachlan Murdoch announced on Tuesday.
Brady will call NFL games aside Kevin Burkhardt and will assist with various client and promotional initiatives. Brady said on Tuesday he is excited, but there is “a lot of unfinished business on the field” with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The announcement of Brady’s eventual future on television comes during an arms race for top-shelf NFL broadcasters.
Famed play-by-play man Al Michaels recently left NBC for Amazon while Joe Buck and Troy Aikman bolted from Fox to ESPN.
Aikman’s salary is reported to be in the same league as the $17.5 million Tony Romo is paid at CBS.
The question is how much longer he will go on—and possibly where.
Brady has previously spoken of a desire to play until he’s 45, the age he will turn in August.
If he chooses to play on past this year he could also do so for a new team.
His contract with the Bucs only runs through this season.