Tom Brady agrees to $375 million contract to join FOX Sports upon retirement
New England Patriots and NFL legend Tom Brady keeps winning at life. Today Fox Sports announced that they have agreed to a contract with the G.O.A.T. for him to join the network as their lead football analyst upon his retirement. And the terms are for a staggering $375 million over ten years.
Excited, but a lot of unfinished business on the field with the @Buccaneers #LFG https://t.co/FwKlQp02Hi— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) May 10, 2022
Tom Brady briefly retired this offseason before changing his mind six weeks later and deciding to return to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the upcoming 2022 NFL season. There was speculation that Brady almost ended up quarterbacking another team in Florida, the Miami Dolphins.
Ben Volin of the Boston Globe reported the wheels were in motion behind the scenes for the legendary quarterback to join the Miami Dolphins front office, where he would have helped recruit longtime New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton to lead the staff.
After the Bucs found a new starting quarterback, he would have essentially helped work out a trade for himself and then returned as an active player for Miami.
Brady instead chose to return to Tampa reportedly after former Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores filed his racial discirmination lawsuit against the NFL.
Brady and Co. realized the optics of hiring a white executive and a white coach in wake of Flores' lawsuit would have caused ample criticism, which led him to decide between either returning to Tampa Bay or staying retired, per Volin.
So how soon until we see Brady in the Fox Sports booth? Well the 44 year old definitely still had a lot left in the tank this past offseason. And of course he's just one season off from leading them to a Super Bowl victory. If you're a betting man, you can check out PlayMA.com and you'd be wise to not count Brady's Buccaneers out this coming season.
Tom Brady is getting . . . . Are you sitting down? Please do. . . . $375 million over 10 years from Fox. https://t.co/wmiyZaeumG— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) May 10, 2022
"When he retires" #BelieveItWhenISeeIt @TomBrady https://t.co/Pdd4RjGdj9 pic.twitter.com/ho85Mp3fT3— Julian Edelman (@Edelman11) May 10, 2022