Tom Brady is planning his next retirement move, even though he is set to play in the 2022 season and possibly beyond. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback will join Fox as their lead analyst during NFL games once his playing career is over.

The announcement was made Tuesday morning during Fox’s earnings call. The seven-time Super Bowl champion confirmed the news on Twitter, noting that he still has "unfinished business" as a player.

“Over the course of this long-term agreement, Tom will not only call our biggest NFL games with Kevin Burkhardt, but will also serve as an ambassador for us, particularly with respect to client and promotional initiatives,” said Fox Corporation Executive Chair & CEO Lachlan Murdoch.

 

 

 

The team of Brady and Burkhardt will fill the hole left by Joe Buck and Troy Aikman. Buck and Aikman left Fox to become the voices of ESPN's “Monday Night Football.”

Seemingly all of the top quarterbacks from Brady’s generation are making the transition from the field to the broadcast booth. Drew Brees didn’t waste any time, retiring after the 2020 season and working for NBC in 2021. Peyton Manning and Eli Manning started the “Manningcast” for ESPN during “Monday Night Football” in the 2021 season, and the duo is under contract for two more seasons.

Brady's announced retirement lasted only 40 days before deciding he was returning to Tampa Bay for the 2022 season. He is eligible to become a free agent for the 2023 season.

There have been rumors that Brady was planning to leave Tampa Bay to become a minority owner of the Miami Dolphins. Those plans fell apart when former coach Brian Flores sued the team for alleged racial discrimination.

Brady made his 15th Pro Bowl last season and now says he could continue playing for a few more years before ending his sure-thing Hall of Fame career.

Tom Brady led the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to the Super Bowl in his first season after leaving New England Tom Brady led the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to the Super Bowl in his first season after leaving New England Photo: GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA via AFP / Michael Reaves