Tom Brady Reveals When He’ll Start Fox Sports NFL Analyst Job
The seven-time Super Bowl champ is taking some time off.
Tom Brady has taken a pass on immediately starting his next gig as an NFL commentator for Fox Sports.
The GOAT QB, who announced his second retirement from the gridiron last week, won’t kick off his 10-year, $375 million deal as a Fox NFL analyst until the fall of 2024.
“Decompression’s really important,” Brady said, when asked by Colin Cowherd on FS1’s The Herd if he will take time off between now and his future jobs, per the New York Post.
“You’re on this really crazy treadmill, hamster wheel for a long time, loving the moment and journey. At the same time, it’s a daily fight. I have appreciation for so many people that are so committed every day to showing up, to put their max effort into their life and career.
“For me, I want to be great at what I do—talking, even last week, with the people at Fox Sports, and the leadership there, allowing me to start my Fox opportunity in 2024, something that’s great for me.
“So, take some time to really learn, become great at what I want to do, become great about thinking about the opportunity, and making sure I don’t rush into anything.
“When people really bet on me, whether it was when I was drafted by the Patriots or signing in free agency with the Bucs, I wanted to be fully committed and I never wanted to let people down. I think my biggest motivator was that.
“So, even in the future, I want to be great at what I do, and that always takes some time and strategizing and learning and growing and evolving, and I have so many people I can rely on that can support me in that growth too.
“It’s going to be a great opportunity for me to take some time and really become [great] at my Fox broadcasting job, which I’m really looking forward to, but also catching up on other parts of my life that need some time and energy.”
Brady, 45, retired last Wednesday by sharing a selfie video shot on the beach after a legendary 23-year NFL career and seven Super Bowl championships.
While Brady’s Bucs won the NFC South this past season, they went a disappointing 8-9, Brady’s first losing season as a starter, and were beaten easily in the first round of the playoffs by the Cowboys.
Brady, who went through a divorce with supermodel Gisele Bundchen after 13 years of marriage, previously retired in February 2022 to great fanfare, which he poked fun at in last week’s announcement.
“I’m retiring. For good,” Brady said in the clip. “I know the process was a pretty big deal last time, so when I woke up this morning I figured I’d just press record and let you guys know first.”
He added: “It won’t be long-winded. You only get one super emotional retirement essay and I used mine up last year.”
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