FOX Sports announced that Buccaneers QB Tom Brady will join the network as their lead NFL analyst once he’s done playing football.
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) May 10, 2022
The network said in a statement:
“Over the course of this long-term agreement, Tom will not only call our biggest NFL games with Kevin Burkhardt, but will also serve as an ambassador for us, particularly with respect to client and promotional initiatives. We are delighted that Tom has committed to joining the Fox team and wish him all the best during this upcoming season.”
— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) May 10, 2022
Like other announcers who have signed broadcast deals this offseason, Brady will be extraordinarily well paid. Andrew Marchand reports his deal with FOX is for 10 years and $375 million — well above his current salary with Tampa Bay.
Brady retired briefly earlier this offseason but came back after just 40 days.
The fact that he’s still in line to be a free agent next year will create plenty of buzz in the coming months about him possibly playing for another team next year.
Brady, 44, is a former sixth-round pick of the Patriots back in 2000. He was in the final year of his two-year, $41 million contract when he agreed to another two-year extension in 2017.
Brady made $23 million for the 2019 season and was testing the open market as an unrestricted free agent in 2020 when he agreed to a fully guaranteed two-year, $50 million deal with the Buccaneers.
Brady has one more year on his current deal and would be an unrestricted free agent in 2023.
For his career, Brady has thrown for 84,250 yards, 624 touchdowns, 203 interceptions while completing 64.2 percent of his passes. He was a seven-time Super Bowl champion, a five-time Super Bowl MVP, a three-time MVP, 15-time Pro Bowler, and made six All-Pro teams in his career.
Brady is the all-time leader in touchdown passes and yards.