Last week, Tom Brady announced that he’ll be retiring from the NFL, leading many to wonder when he will begin the broadcasting deal he signed with Fox Sports. And now we have an answer.
During an interview with Colin Cowherd on Monday afternoon, Tom Brady revealed that he will begin his broadcasting career with Fox in the fall of 2024 – not immediately this upcoming NFL season.
Tom Brady tells Colin Cowherd he'll start his Fox career in the fall of 2024 pic.twitter.com/aUriJnAKTD
— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) February 6, 2023
“I think for me, I want to be great at what I do. Talking, even last week with the people at Fox Sports and hotel leadership there, allowing me to start my Fox opportunity in the fall of 2024 – something that’s great for me,” Brady said. “Take some time to really learn, become great at what I want to do, become great at thinking about the opportunity and making sure I’m not rushing into anything.”
Brady believes the year off will help him.
“I think when people really bet on me, whether it was when I was drafted by the Patriots or when I was singing from free agency with the Bucs, I wanted to be fully committed and I never wanted to let people down – I think my biggest motivator was that,” Brady said. “Even in the future, I want to be great at what I do. And that always takes some time and strategizing and learning and growing and evolving. And I have so many people to rely on that can support me in that growth too.”
It’s huge news, and the NFL world had plenty to say about it.
I remain skeptical Brady jumps into the Fox A booth in 2024. Think it's a coinflip.
Just conjecture, but think Fox and Tom will figure out a different way to work together that is more similar to ESPN with Manning and Omaha Productions https://t.co/AUdovpo8pF
— Ben Koo (@bkoo) February 6, 2023
Greg Olsen’s reign will continue into 2023 https://t.co/5T2WiA2cy3
— Mike Kaye (@mike_e_kaye) February 6, 2023
Gives Brady plenty of time to do more underpants ads on social media. https://t.co/VsDRk1aVc5
— Michael Fabiano (@Michael_Fabiano) February 6, 2023
So a whole season off…just in case. You don't fool anyone, Tom https://t.co/7HNBI1o0WX
— Buck Reising (@BuckReising) February 6, 2023
2023 marked "Free from Brady", minus the 1-2 record and playoff loss last month. https://t.co/b1gvjmjH6k
— David Bearman ESPN (@DBearmanESPN) February 6, 2023
phew at least we probably won't make it that far https://t.co/31KqYAEJy7
— James Brady (@jamesbradyisme) February 6, 2023
Brady believes that this move will help set him up for his career at Fox, but also “catching up” on some other parts of his life that “need some time and energy.”