While Tom Brady made it clear he isn’t quite ready to retire from football yet, he does have his next job lined up for when he does decide to hang up his cleats for good. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback has signed a deal with Fox Sports to be a lead NFL Analyst for the company after he retires from football. Now will that be next year or somewhere else in the future? It is possible not even the quarterback himself knows the answer to that.
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In an earnings call on Tuesday morning Fox CEO Lachlan Murdoch made the announcement and provided more detail in the following statement. “Tom Brady 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.” He also said the timetable for Brady to join was uncertain which implies that the star quarterback did not indicate when he planned to retire again from football.
BREAKING: Tom Brady has agreed to join Fox Sports as its lead NFL analyst once he retires, Fox CEO Lachlan Murdoch has just announced. pic.twitter.com/QGfKYQxRo5
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Tom Brady’s deal with Fox Sports is expected to be between $20 and $25 million which would make him the highest paid TV sports analyst ever. The current highest paid TV sports analysts are Tony Romo and Troy Aikman at $18 million each. Brady will likely step into the role fairly quickly and begin a new chapter after his current Hall of Fame career ends on the field.