Tom Brady could reportedly walk away from his $375 million deal to be an NFL analyst and call games on FOX, according to a recent report from Andrew Marcia of the New York Post.
On his latest episode of the Marchand and Ourand Sports Media Podcast, Marchand said:
“I’ve talked to a couple of people recently close to Brady and I kind of feel like I’m going more 49 percent chance he does it, 51 percent chance he doesn’t. I don’t think he wants to travel that much. … I think Brady’s a guy who if he’s in, he’s all in. So he’s not going to be showing up day of games like Joe Buck and [Troy] Aikman do sometimes. He’s going to be there early if he’s going to do it, so it’s a four-day event. … He shares his kids with Gisele [Bundchen]. I think that’s very important to him, and he can make money elsewhere.”
The news of Brady potentially walking away from his contract is significant for Fox, which gave him a 10-year, $375 million deal before he retired from the NFL following the 2022 season.
Brady was originally expected to join the Fox broadcast booth in fall 2024 as perhaps the network’s biggest asset. Kevin Burkhardt and Greg Olsen were part of Fox’s top team during the 2022 season.
There was speculation that Brady was going to play a role in Fox’s coverage of Super Bowl LVII between the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles, but that didn’t happen.
After news broke of this, Brady took to Instagram to respond to the report, claiming it was ‘fake news.’