Tom Brady to become Fox Sports’ senior NFL analyst upon retirement
Tom Brady already has a new job lined up when he finally decides to leave the NFL.
Brady will become Fox Sports’ senior NFL analyst once he plays his final game in the NFL, Adam Schefter reported Tuesday.
Fox Corp. CEO Lachlan Murdoch made the announcement during the company’s fiscal third quarter earnings call.
“It’s up to him when he chooses to retire and embark on what will be an exciting and stellar career in television. It’s up to him to make that choice when he hears it,” replied Murdoch when asked when Brady’s deal with the network would go into effect.
During the call, Murdoch added that Brady’s deal will be a “long-term” deal and that he will call “our greatest NFL games” alongside Kevin Bukhardt. Additionally, Brady will serve as an “ambassador” for the network, “particularly with respect to customer and promotional initiatives.”
Brady, who turns 45 later this year, first announced his intention to retire last February. However, he reversed his decision a few weeks later. In an interview with Complex last month, Brady said he thinks he “could” still play football until he’s 50, but he probably won’t.
“I want to be there for my son’s football, lacrosse and basketball games,” he said. “If I played until I was 50, I would miss a lot of very important things in his life. And I don’t want to do that. I want to be there for him. I want to be there for my wife. She has goals and ambitions. I really pushed the limits.