Tom Brady is making history, again.
Fox Sports’ deal to make Tom Brady its lead NFL game analyst after he retires is for 10 years and worth $375 million, according to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post.
It’s the largest contract in sportscasting history, exceeding both CBS’ Tony Romo and ESPN’s Troy Aikman in a average annual salary of $18 million per season.
After losing Joe Buck and Troy Aikman to ESPN, FOX Sports wanted to make a big splash. Buck and Aikman will make a combined $33.5 million while Brady will be set to make $37.5 million per year to team with Kevin Burkhardt.
Besides being Fox Sports’ No. 1 game analyst, he will also be a company ambassador who will help in sponsorships and promotional activities.
While they wait for Brady’s retirement (which could be after the 2022-23 season), FOX is still looking to find a No. 1 game analyst for at least this year. Fox, which has two of the next three Super Bowls including this February, has Greg Olsen as its leading candidate. However, it is unclear how Olsen would feel about being a placeholder until Brady takes over.