Tom Brady is used to making his opponents very upset for his brillance on the field with his play, but now he is making a ton of people upset off the field after a recent announcement.
After Brady and FOX confirmed the quarterback would be working as the network’s lead NFL analyst upon his retirement, everyone knew the seven-time Super Bowl champion must have landed a lucrative contract. Brady reportedly signed on for: a 10-year deal worth a whopping $375 million.
The decision-makers over at FOX Sports clearly think Brady is worth every penny he’s about to receive from the network.
Dan Le Batard doesn’t see it that way.
On Wednesday, Dan Le Batard shared his thoughts on Tom Brady getting an insane contract and never proven anything in the booth.
“I want the audience to understand how absurd it is for anyone to get $375 million for something that no one has any proof,” Le Batard said, as transcribed by Audacy. “Tom Brady isn’t fun or interesting in front of a microphone. They just gave $375 million to somebody who’s never said anything interesting.
It’s not like Tom Brady’s agent just went to one person with this. He got it up to $375 million, because money is being spilled all over the place with people in broadcasting fighting over all the white legends.”
Football fans naturally will want to hear what the greatest player in the sport’s history sounds like as an analyst. But if Brady proves to be a bore in the booth, the network might have some second guesses.
Brady’s Fox Sports contract does not start until after his playing career.
Come this season, Brady may be playing in the game or talking about it. Either way, he is going to be on your television screen every Sunday.