NFL quarterback Tom Brady, the greatest of all time in the eyes of many specialists and fans, already knows what he will do when he retires.
He will join FOX Sports as a lead NFL analyst, sharing his thoughts and knowledge of the game and the league with millions of fans around the country and the world.
We are sure the average NFL fan would love to hear what Brady has to say about a specific play, or game, so the network made sure to pay him handsomely in his new role.
It will be the largest contract in sportscasting history, as the multiple Super Bowl winner will make $37.5 million per year.
It’s an incredible amount of money considering his role: one typically sees top athletes get paid like that, but very, very few analysts receive such a high salary.
More Than Most MLB Players
In total, it’s a $375 million commitment.
It’s certainly more than all but one MLB player has ever earned over a single contract.
The Athletic’s Fabian Ardaya, who covers the Los Angeles Dodgers, tweeted that “this would be the second-biggest contract in baseball history in total value. Wild.”
This would be the second-biggest contract in baseball history in total value. Wild.
— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) May 10, 2022
Only Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout has put ink to paper to a larger contract than the one Brady is getting from FOX.
Before the 2019 season, Trout signed a 12-year, $426 million pact with the Angels.
That deal pays Trout a little over $35.5 million per year, so Brady’s annual salary will be higher than his.
It’s a huge payday for the G.O.A.T., and fans will certainly pay attention to what he says on TV.