The exact date of Tom Brady’s eventual retirement remains a moving target, but his post-NFL career plans are finally taking shape: the seven-time Super Bowl champion is headed to the broadcast booth.
Fox CEO Lachlan Murdoch has revealed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback will be Fox Sports’ top NFL analyst at some point in the future. Whether that’s after the upcoming season, when Brady will be 45, or sometime after remains unclear.
‘We are delighted that Tom has committed to joining the Fox team and wish him all the best during this upcoming season,’ Murdoch said.
Brady famously announced a comeback in March after just 40 days of retirement, saying he would return for a 23rd season in 2022.
And on Tuesday, he re-emphasized his commitment to the Buccaneers this season.
‘Excited, but a lot of unfinished business on the field with the @Buccaneers,’ Brady tweeted.
Tom Brady will head to the broadcast booth whenever he does decide to retire. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback will join Fox Sports as a lead NFL analyst, it’s been announced
Fox CEO Lachlan Murdoch (left) has revealed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback will be Fox Sports’ top NFL analyst at some point in the future. Whether that’s after the upcoming season, when Brady will be 45, or sometime after remains unclear. Now Brady will join longtime rivals, such as Peyton Manning, Tony Romo, and Drew Brees, as NFL analysts. Fox Sports says he will work alongside longtime announcer Kevin Burkhardt (right)
Now Brady will join former rivals, such as Peyton Manning, Tony Romo, and Drew Brees, as NFL analysts. Fox Sports says he will work alongside longtime announcer Kevin Burkhardt.
Of course, Brady already has some other gigs besides football and his budding broadcast career.
In addition to serving as a spokesman for brands such as Under Armour, he sells athletic gear and nutritional products through his own company, TB12. Last year, he co-founded a sports-centric NFT venture, Autograph, and previously launched a production company, 199 Productions.
Tom Brady speaks to Fox Sports’ Erin Andrews following a game in 2019, when he played for the New England Patriots
Last month, Brady revealed his new line of golf clothes, and has partnered with University of Texas golfer Cole Hammer and Wake Forest’s Michael Brennan by signing the pair to endorsement deals.’
‘We partnered with Cole and Michael, both exceptional athletes, to represent this collection and further demonstrate our commitment to supporting the next generation of youth athletes who embody the spirit and ethos on which our brand was founded,’ Brady said in a statement.
The agreement is permissible because the NCAA now allows its athletes to get compensated for use of their name, image, and license.
Brady, a frequent competitor at celebrity golf events, is selling the collection exclusively on his BradyBrand website with prices ranging from $75 to $195.
It’s just another extension of the growing business empire for the seven-time Super Bowl champion.
Tom Brady continues to make investments off the field and recently started his own golf brand
On January 12, his apparel line Brady Brand, or BRADY, went live online.
The ventures may help his $200 million net worth inch closer to that of his supermodel wife Gisele Bundchen, who’s worth a reported $400 million, according to CelebrityNetWorth.com.
Trading on his legendary status as one of the most decorated football players of all time, Brady co-founded TB12 Sports with longtime body coach Alex Guerrero in 2013, according to an interview with Guerrero on ONE37pm.
Brady is selling the collection exclusively on his BradyBrand website for anywhere from $75 to $195
‘TB12 is really a holistic approach to optimize pain management, performance, and recovery, with a focus on nutrition, hydration, and movement – and it can be applied to anyone,’ Guerrero said.
The website sells everything from private consultations with a ‘Body Coach’ to $90 boxes with protein bars and ‘electrolyte packets.’
Early last year, the quarterback co-founded the NFT trading platform Autograph, according to Bloomberg.
Non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, are pieces of authentic digital media – photographs, GIFs, etc. – that can be bought and sold.
Autograph’s website describes the company as ‘an NFT platform that brings together the most iconic brands and legendary names in sports, entertainment and culture to create unique digital collections and experiences.’
In July, the company announced a partnership with Lionsgate and digital sports entertainment company DraftKings, along with ‘multi-year, exclusive NFT deals with an all-star roster of iconic athletes including Tiger Woods, Wayne Gretzky, Derek Jeter, Naomi Osaka and Tony Hawk.’
His clothing line Brady Brand, or BRADY, was launched on January 12 with a line that reportedly included $295 bomber jackets and a $250 vest. Above, $95 hoodies and other types of apparel
Brady also co-founded TB12 Sports with his longtime body coach in 2013. Above, the company’s website, featuring a $90 ‘nutrition box’ packed with powders and protein bars
And earlier this year, Brady launched his apparel line Brady Brand, or BRADY.
The clothing line’s website currently features $150 jackets and $75 gym shorts.
The line’s first run included $295 bomber jackets, a $250 vest, $95 hoodies and polos going for $120, according to Sports Illustrated.
A number of popular college athletes have signed on to represent the nascent brand, after changes in NCAA rules allowed the student athletes to profit off endorsements.
Among those who have signed on are Cade McNamara, the quarterback at Brady’s alma mater, Michigan, as well as Georgia wide receiver George Pickens.
Others include Jackson State quarterback Shedeur Sanders and college tennis players Patrick Zahraj of UCLA and Michigan’s Andrew Fenty.
Early last year, he co-founded Autograph, an ‘NFT platform that brings together the most iconic brands and legendary names in sports, entertainment and culture to create unique digital collections and experiences’