Just days after announcing his retirement from the NFL, Tom Brady shared that he is taking a break for one year from any job ‘related to football’, and plans to begin his broadcasting gig with Fox in Fall 2024.
In an interview with future Fox colleague Colin Cowherd on “The Herd,” Brady confirmed he met with Fox executives last week and plans to take the next 18 months to focus on other aspects of his life before making his broadcasting debut. Brady told Cowherd: “Decompression is important. You’re on this really crazy treadmill/hamster wheel for a long time, loving the journey and loving the moment, but at the same time there’s a daily fight. I think for me, I want to be great at what I do and even talking last week with the people at Fox Sports and the leadership there allowing me to start my Fox opportunity in the fall of 2024 is something that’s great for me. So I’ll take some time to really learn, become great at what I want to do and become great at thinking about the opportunity and making sure I don’t rush into anything.”
Brady and Fox agreed to a 10-year, $375 million deal last summer, which would have seen Brady take over as the network’s lead NFL analyst following his retirement. The deal was tentative on the condition that Brady hang up his jersey permanently; which he did when he announced last week that he was retiring “for good.”
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