Tom Brady, who currently plays for Tampa Bay Buccaneers, will head to Fox Sports as the lead NFL analyst once he retires from his playing career. While Fox didn’t disclose details of the deal, New York Post reported Brady agreed to a 10-year contract worth $375 million, making it the most lucrative deal in the history of sports broadcasting.
The seven-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback, in contrast, makes around $30 million with the Buccaneers, as per Spotrac, an online contract resource. As of 2021, it was reported that Brady’s earnings, over the course of his career, came to nearly $300 million.
In 2022, he’s slated to make another $15 million, which will take his 23-year career earnings to $317,674,250, Roster Management System revealed.
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Notably, Brady who’s considered a GOAT in the game has never been one of NFL’s top players or come near the higher pay brackets. During his time with the New England Patriots, Brady often took team-friendly discounts in fees so the squad could be built around him.
While he makes more money with the Buccaneers, Brady still takes deferred payment so the team can add more talent.
Post-retirement, Brady will also act as an “ambassador” for Fox focusing on “client and promotional initiatives”, CEO Lachlan Murdoch said in an investor meeting Tuesday, as per ESPN.
The Fox CEO added, “We are delighted that Tom has committed to joining the Fox team and wish him all the best during this upcoming season”.
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Brady also tweeted about his career plans post-retirement, expressing excitement, but stating he still has a lot of unfinished business with the Buccaneers.
He turns 45 this August and is the latest NFL star to head to sports analysis. Others include Tony Romo, who after a 14-year career with Dallas Cowboys, is now the lead NFL analyst for CBS, and Drew Brees who was the football analyst for NBC after 20 NFL seasons.