Tom Brady transitioning to the broadcast booth



Tom Brady will become Fox Sports’s lead play by play announcer once he retires.

Carter Ericson, Staff Writer

Tom Brady, NFL quarterback who has played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New England Patriots throughout his career, has decided that after he retires he will become a play-by-play announcer for Fox Sports. Throughout his 22-year career in the NFL, Brady has created quite the resume for himself. Brady has been a recipient of the NFL’s MVP award three times. He also is a seven time Super Bowl champion and five time Super Bowl MVP. Brady and Fox Sports have agreed on a 10-year contract worth $375 million.

After last football season, Brady announced his retirement from the NFL but then decided to come back to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers just 40 days later. Brady plans to announce and be a sports analyst with fellow play-by-play announcer Kevin Burkhardt. Brady will also serve as an ambassador which includes doing promotional activities. 

“Over the course of this long-term agreement, Tom will not only call our biggest NFL games with Kevin Burkhardt, but he will also serve as an ambassador for us, particularly with respect to client and promotional initiatives,” according to Lachlan Murdoch from CNN.  

When the time comes, Brady and Burkhardt will be replacing the former announcing duo of Joe Buck and Troy Aikman. Buck and Aikman will be departing for ESPN, where they will both become the play-by-play announcers for the network’s new Monday Night Football booth. Aikman, is a former NFL quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys. Aikman was very successful throughout his playing career. He is a three time Super Bowl Champion and a 1-time Super Bowl MVP recipient. Buck is one of the most notable sports broadcasters in professional sports and has been an announcer for many different big time events, such as Super Bowls and World Series. Buck and Aikman have been announcing together for two decades and have been a part of six Super Bowls while at Fox. This duo will look to continue their broadcasting success under the operations of ESPN. 

Brady will become a play by play announcer for Fox Sports once he retires. Brady has been widely considered the greatest quarterback of all time throughout his career. He will be bringing plenty of knowledge and experience to the broadcasting booth. It will be interesting to see how Brady performs under his new job title.