NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Brady, a seven-time Super Bowl champion, will join Fox Sports as a senior football analyst once his playing career is over, the network announced Tuesday.
It’s unclear when that actually happens, as Brady recently changed his mind about retiring and said he plans to continue playing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in his 23rd season in the NFL.
Fox Corp. CEO Lachlan Murdoch made the announcement during an investor call on Tuesday.
“During this long-term agreement, Tom will not only be calling our biggest NFL games with Kevin Burkhardt, he will also serve as an ambassador for us, particularly when it comes to customer and promotional initiatives,” said Murdoch said.
Murdoch said it was “all up to” Brady when he decided to retire from football and join Fox. Brady led the Buccaneers to a Super Bowl title after the 2020 season and the NFC South championship last season. He teamed with coach Bill Belichick to win six Super Bowls in 20 seasons with the New England Patriots.
Fox recently lost its top football announcers, Joe Buck and Troy Aikman, to ESPN. He replaced Buck with Burkhardt.
Murdoch did not provide any further details about the deal.
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