Tom Brady retirement: What’s next for QB after NFL career?
Quarterback Tom Brady announced his retirement from the NFL on Wednesday morning. Here’s what’s next for the seven-time Super Bowl champion.
On Wednesday morning, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and former New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady announced his retirement from the NFL after 23 years in the league. This is one year after he initially retired from the game following the Buccaneers’ Divisional Round loss to the Los Angeles Rams. Of course, Brady unretired approximately one month later to return for another season with Tampa Bay. But after going 8-9 in the regular season and getting eliminated by the Dallas Cowboys in the Wild Card Round.
Brady was set to enter free agency this offseason, but ultimately decided that he was retiring, “for good,” in his words. So, what’s next for the seven-time Super Bowl winning quarterback?
What’s next for Tom Brady after retiring again?
Well, the easy answer to that question is that Brady will be heading to the broadcast booth.
After retiring and returning to the Buccaneers, reports indicated that Brady had agreed to terms with FOX to become their lead NFL analyst for whenever he officially decides to retire. With this, he would be part of the lead commentary team alongside Kevin Burkhardt. According to the New York Post’s Andrew Marchand, Brady’s contract with FOX is worth $375 million over 10-years.
Given this contract, fans are wondering if Brady will show up and be a part of the Super Bowl 57 broadcast. After all, the big game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles will air on FOX this year. However, TMZ Sports learned that Brady is not part of FOX’s plans for Super Bowl coverage.
It will be interesting to see what FOX will do, considering former Carolina Panthers and Chicago Bears tight end Greg Olsen has received praise for his commentary while working alongside Burkhardt as the No. 1 commentary team for the network.
So with Brady’s NFL career seemingly over for good this time, expect Brady to be part of FOX NFL Sunday’s calling the action.