Tom Brady says he’ll start with Fox Sports in 2024
Quarterback Tom Brady, who announced his retirement on Feb. 1, said Monday he would not start working as a sports broadcaster at Fox Sports until fall 2024.
“This is great for me,” Brady added an appearance in FS1’s The Herd With Colin Cowherd. “Take some time to really learn to be great at what I really want to do [and] get great at thinking about the opportunity and making sure i don’t rush anything.
“I think if people really bet on me; one thing about my career — whether it was when I was drafted with the Patriots or signed on freelance with the Bucs — I want to be fully committed and I never wanted to let people down. I think that was my biggest motivation.”
In an interview with The Herd, Brady shared how retirement has played out last week.
“For me, in my heart, I know how I feel. I’ve brought it to the field for 23 years and I’m super proud of what’s been accomplished. I just wanted to keep this last week really short and sweet. I felt like I gave a lot, I gained a lot, I learned a lot, and life is also about exciting things that lie ahead.
“I loved my time in football. It’s absolutely an incredible love in my life. It’s hard to make decisions like that, but it’s certainly the right time.”
Speaking about his broadcasting career and what he plans to do before starting, Brady added: “I want to be great at what I do and that always takes some time to strategize, learn, grow and evolve. I have so many people I can count on to support and support me in this world as well. It will be a great opportunity for me to take some time off [to prepare] for my job at Fox, but also to catch up on other areas of my life that need some time and energy.”
In May 2022, Brady agreed to join Fox Sports as a senior analyst after his playing career ended.
Fox didn’t disclose the terms of Brady’s deal, but the New York Post reported that it was for a 10-year, $375 million deal — the most lucrative in sports-broadcast history.
When Fox CEO Lachlan Murdoch announced the news last year, he said Brady will be naming games alongside lead play-by-play announcer Kevin Burkhardt and will also serve as an “ambassador” for the network with a focus on “customer and promotional initiatives.” work.
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