Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady is set to blow his competition out of the water with his new broadcasting deal.
Tom Brady just can’t keep himself out of the headlines this NFL offseason.
First you had the whole circus over him retiring and then unretiring, something that reportedly did not go down well within the league offices, then he proclaimed to ‘confess’ to fumbling during the infamous ‘Tuck Rule’ game, and this weekend was pictured with David Beckham, Lewis Hamilton and Michael Jordan at the F1 in Miami.
And once again he finds himself making headlines, but this pertains more to his future than it does to his past or present, as we now appear to have found out what the G.O.A.T will be doing when his NFL career is over.
Fox Sports announced that they have signed Brady to become the channel’s lead analyst when he eventually retires from the game:
Now, given that Brady is still in pretty good shape, leading the league in completions, passing yards and passing touchdowns last season, he isn’t exactly slowing down just yet, so when that time will come is still very much to be determined.
Handsome pay for a handsome man
It has now been revealed just how much he is set to earn with this deal with Fox, as a report from Andrew Marchand in the New York Post claims that he will earn $37.5m a year as a broadcaster:
🚨NEWS: Tom Brady's contract to call games for Fox Sports is for 10 years and $375 million, The Post has learned. https://t.co/WDcPjMYhYE— Andrew Marchand (@AndrewMarchand) May 10, 2022
Blowing competition out of the water
Having been the best quarterback that has ever lived, it only makes sense that he should be paid very well in his post-playing career too to bring his insight to the game, but when you compare what his figure will be compared to the rest of the field, it’s a pretty staggering figure to see.
5 – Mike Tirico – $10m
4 – Jim Nantz – $10.5m
3 – Joe Buck – $15m
2 – Troy Aikman – $18m
1 – Tony Romo – $18m
So Brady looks set to double the man who is number one on the list, and if he can help bring in viewers then you can argue it would be worth every penny to make it happen.
And it will be interesting to see how Brady transitions from field to booth, whenever that moment happens.