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Tom Brady is on his way to Fox Sports when his playing career ends

Tom Brady, the seven-time Super Bowl champion for the New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, is on his way to Fox Sports when his playing career ends, the network announced Tuesday.

“During this long-term agreement, Tom will not only call our biggest NFL games with Kevin Burkhardt, but will also act as an ambassador for us, especially in terms of customer and sales promotion initiatives,” Lachlan Murdoch, Fox Corporation’s CEO, said. on the company’s post-earnings call Tuesday morning.

The news of Brady joining the Fox booth comes as many longtime NFL speakers have switched networks in the last few months.

ESPN announced in March that Joe Buck and Troy Aikman left Fox to lead the network’s “Monday Night Football” broadcasts.
Joe Buck and Troy Aikman leave Fox for ESPN's 'Monday Night Football'
Later that month, Amazon said Al Michaels and Kirk Herbstreit will be play-by-play commentators for Prime Video’s exclusive coverage of “Thursday Night Football” from next season. Michaels is leaving his position at “Sunday Night Football” to take on the new role.

Landing Brady is a big advantage for Fox Sports. The quarterback is one of the most well-known figures in sports and pop culture. His name alone should get some new viewers tuned in.

When Brady will join Fox Sports is, of course, still in the air. After briefly retiring this offseason, the quarterback said in March that he would return to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers next season.

Brady, who turns 45 in August, has played 22 seasons in the NFL.

“Excited, but a lot of unfinished business on the field with @Buccaneers,” Brady tweeted Tuesday.

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