Tom Brady isn’t talking retirement again right now, but he has secured that retirement bag already. During an earnings call on Tuesday, Fox CEO Lachlan Murdoch announced that Brady would be joining Fox Sports when he retires, taking the role of lead NFL analyst.
Fox’s play here is to make Brady the face of their NFL coverage. While Brady is excited about the new opportunity, he knows he has unfinished business on the football field to deal with first.
Murdoch said that Brady “will not only call our biggest NFL games with Kevin Burkhardt but will also serve as an ambassador for us, particularly with respect to client and promotional initiatives.” Murdoch also said that the timeline for Brady to join Fox Sports is uncertain, likely meaning that he hasn’t revealed to Fox when he’s going to retire permanently.
Brady pumped-faked everyone when he announced retiring shortly after the Super Bowl. Weeks later, he changed his heart and said he would be back for another season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. With his retirement plans in order, Brady can focus on championship number 8.