A new direction: Tom Brady will be a commentator on FOX Sports for 375 million dollars
Tom Brady, considered the greatest player in NFL history, will become the television’s highest paid commentator thanks to the contract he signed with FOX Sports for 10 years and 375 million dollars.
“We are pleased to announce that, immediately after his playing career, seven-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady will join us at FOX Sports as our lead analyst,” Lachlan Murdoch, CEO of Fox Corporation, said in May of last year.
Tom Brady He announced his retirement from the NFL on Wednesday. after 23 seasons in which he won six Super Bowl rings with the New England Patriots and one with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a team with which he played the 2022 season, the last of his career.
at 45 years old the exquarterback will come to television to become the highest-paid commentator ahead of former Dallas Cowboys legend and former Troy Aikman, who is an all-star analyst for ESPN, and Tony Romo, another former Cowboys quarterback, who works for CBS.
The seven-time NFL champion will earn more than 37 million dollars a year; an amount greater than the 18 million charged by Aikman and Romo, in their respective chains.
In February 2022, Brady said goodbye to the league for the first time, a decision he regretted 40 days later to play one last season with the Buccaneers, a team with which he was eliminated in the wild card round by the Cowboys on January 16. past.
Given the intention to retire shown by the quarterback, who was then 44 years old, in May 2022 FOX Sports went ahead of ESPN in his hiring.
The television network has contemplated that Brady join the commentary team starting in the 2023 season.
Fox Sports has the rights to broadcast Super Bowl LVII between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles on February 12; It has not yet confirmed the pair of commentators who will narrate and analyze said match.