When he’s done playing, he could still earn money while focusing on his business empire.
But FOX Sports came calling, as the New York Post’s Andrew Marchand confirmed, making him their lead analyst once he retires.
However, this update made ESPN NFL Nation reporter Brooke Pryor joke about Brady’s next job.
Tom Brady, coming to a Fox Sports booth near you in 2050 https://t.co/zZprfvxGvC
— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) May 10, 2022
In response to Marchand’s tweet, Pryor said, “Tom Brady, coming to a Fox Sports booth near you in 2050.”
While that year is obviously an overstretch, Pryor already delivered the punchline that Brady will have a hard time contemplating retirement.
He already announced his retirement once, but ended it 40 days later.
Likewise, his performance in the 2021 season isn’t an indication of a player that is slowing down.
The 44-year-old quarterback had 5,316 yards and 43 touchdowns, making him the runner-up in the MVP voting.
Brady is in the final year of his contract with the Buccaneers and he still has what it takes to play at a high level.
But with the FOX deal in place, 2022 might be Brady’s final year in the NFL without turning back.
FOX Revamps Its NFL Broadcast Panel
The network did not retain Joe Buck and Troy Aikman after the 2021 season.
The duo has been calling games together since 2002, making them the second-longest broadcast duo behind Pat Summerall and John Madden.
However, they get to continue their partnership covering ESPN’s Monday Night Football.
For now, FOX will have Kevin Burkhardt as their play-by-play commentator.
But once Brady retires, he will join Burkhardt in the booth.
That said, FOX is yet to announce the analyst that will join Burkhardt in 2021.