Tom Brady will head to Fox Sports once his playing career is over

Tom Bradythe seven-time Super Bowl champion for the New England Patriots and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, will head to Fox Sports once his playing career ends, the network announced Tuesday.

“In the course of this long-term deal, Tom will not only call our biggest NFL games with Kevin Burkhardt, but will also act as an ambassador for us, particularly with regards to customers and promotional initiatives,” Lachlan Murdoch, CEO of Fox Corporation, said Tuesday morning in the company’s post-earnings phone call.

The news of Brady’s entry into the Fox booth comes as many longtime NFL announcers have switched networks in the past couple of months.

ESPN announced this in March Joe Buck and Troy Aikman they were leaving Fox to lead the network’s “Monday Night Football” television broadcasts.
Joe Buck and Troy Aikman will leave Fox for ESPN's 'Monday Night Football'
Later that month, Amazon said Al Michaels and Kirk Herbstreit will be the play-by-play announcers for Prime Video’s exclusive coverage of “Thursday Night Football” starting next season. Michaels wants to leave his post at “Sunday Night Football” to take on the new role.

Brady’s landing is a huge success for Fox Sports. The quarterback is one of the best known figures in sport and pop culture. His name alone should convince some new viewers to tune in.

When Brady wants to join Fox Sports, of course, he’s still in the air. nach withdraw briefly in this off-season, the quarterback told him in March that he he would return to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers next season.

Brady, who turns 45 in August, has played 22 seasons in the NFL.

“Exciting, but a lot of unfinished business on the pitch with the @Buccaneers”, Brady tweeted Tuesday.