Tom Brady Will Become Fox Sports' Lead NFL Analyst When He Retires From the NFL

Tom Brady Will Become Fox Sports' Lead NFL Analyst When He Retires From the NFL

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Tom Brady Will Become Fox Sports' Lead NFL Analyst When He Retires From the NFL

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Fox Sports announced that Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady will become the company’s lead NFL announcer when he retires from football.

Fox’s NFL booth opened up this offseason after Joe Buck and lead analyst Troy Aikman left for ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” coverage. In April, Fox announced that Kevin Burkhardt would assume the role as the lead play-by-play announcer for Fox’s NFL coverage.

While Fox hired Burkhardt, they did not make an immediate hire to pair someone alongside Burkhardt. It was presumed that Burkhardt’s former broadcast partner, Greg Olsen could be in the running, but that did not happen.

Brady returned to the NFL in March after a short retirement. With this announcement taking place already, Brady’s career could be over within the next two seasons.

Fox will most likely have an interim analyst paired with Burkhardt until Brady is ready to officially call it a career in the NFL and work in the broadcast booth. This hire will attract eyes to Fox’s games because they will be bringing on the greatest quarterback in NFL history to their network.

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