Tom Brady, the seven-time Super Bowl champion for the New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, will head to Fox Sports once his playing career is over, the network announced Tuesday.
“During this long-term agreement, Tom will not only convene our biggest NFL games with Kevin Burkhardt, but will also serve as an ambassador for us, particularly when it comes to customer and promotional initiatives,” said Lachlan. Murdoch, CEO of Fox Corporation. , said Tuesday morning during the company’s post-earnings call.
The news of Brady joining the Fox booth comes as many longtime NFL announcers have switched networks over the past two months.
ESPN announced in March that Joe Buck and Troy Aikman were leaving Fox to lead the network’s “Monday Night Football” television shows.
Later that month, Amazon said Al Michaels and Kirk Herbstreit would be the play-by-play announcers for Prime Video’s exclusive coverage of “Thursday Night Football” beginning next season. Michaels will leave his position at “Sunday Night Football” to take on the new role.
Landing Brady is a big plus for Fox Sports. The quarterback is one of the most well-known figures in sports and pop culture. Its name alone should attract new viewers.
When Brady will join Fox Sports is, of course, still up in the air. After briefly retiring this offseason, the quarterback said in March that he would return to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers next season.
Brady, who turns 45 in August, has played 22 seasons in the NFL.
‘Excited, but lots of unfinished business on the court with the @Buccaneers’, Brady tweeted