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Fox Sports announce On Tuesday, Tom Brady, quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, will become the main NFL analyst after retiring on the field, receiving a record-breaking contract whenever that day arrives.
to me Andrew Marchand subordinate New York PostBrady and Fox Sports have agreed to a 10-year, $375 million contract that will take effect after the quarterback retires.
Earlier on Tuesday, Michael McCarthy Front Office Sports reports that Brady is expected to earn about $200 million on a long-term contract with an annual salary of between $20 million and $25 million, surpassing the $18 million mark for CBS’s Tony Romo and ESPN’s Troy Aikman. Now, per Marchand, Brady is said to be getting an AAV that will more than double both Romo and Ekman.
Brady retired in February, but his departure from the NFL only lasted six weeks before he confirmed his return for the 2022 season.
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Over the past two months, I’ve realized that my place is still on the field, not in the stands. That time will come. But it is not now. I love my teammates and I love my supportive family. They made everything possible. I will be back for my 23rd season in Tampa. Unfinished Business LFG pic.twitter.com/U0yhRKVKVm
Ben Folin subordinate Boston Globe She reported that the wheels were rolling backstage for the legendary linebacker to join the Miami Dolphins front office, where he would help appoint long-time New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton to lead the staff.
After the Bucs initially found a new player, he would mainly help out with the trade for himself and then returned as an active player for Miami.
The plan collapsed when former Dolphins head coach Brian Flores introduced a lawsuit against the NFL and its teams relating to alleged racial discrimination in hiring and firing practices.
Brady & Co. realized that appointing a white executive and a white coach in the wake of Flores’ lawsuit would have led to much criticism, leading him to decide between either returning to Tampa Bay or remaining retired, according to Folin.
So the seven-time Super Bowl champion is back with the Buccaneers, but the mystery of how long he’ll be an active player remains.
Based on his performance, it is possible that the 44-year-old California native could play for a long time.
Brady remained one of the NFL’s best players in 2021. He completed 67.5 percent of his league-highest throws in yards (5316), touchdowns (43) and 12 interceptions while playing all 17 games for the Bucs. He placed second in the MVP vote for Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers.
He’ll become a free agent after the 2022 campaign, so he’ll have a chance outside next season to decide whether to stay in Tampa, sign with a new team like Miami, or head to the broadcast booth.
He will make a huge amount of money regardless of his final decision.