Is Stephen A. Smith salty about Tom Brady?
Tuesday morning, Fox announced Brady would join the network as their lead NFL analyst when the 44-year-old quarterback finally decides to retire. Following that announcement was reports of him signing a 10-year deal.
Shortly after the announcement, Stephen A. Smith was asked about the acquisition on ESPN’s First Take, and he dismissed the topic.
“Forgive me if I don’t care that much,” Smith said. “I’m interested in seeing him play this year, trying to win another Super Bowl. Call me when he’s in the booth.”
“Do we really give a damn right now, what he’s going to do after the season?” Smith asked. “If he was retired and he was in the booth, that would be different. With him about to play, do you really care?”
“I don’t give a damn until he’s actually doing it,” Smith continued. “When he’s doing it, I’m watching, I want to see. Is he going to be as good as Tony Romo? But until then, he’s got a season to play in Tampa Bay, I’ll see you when you get there.”
If the roles were reversed, Smith would be elated to see Brady on his network, but he can blame the Worldwide Leader for this since they opened the door for it to happen after they signed Troy Aikman and poached Joe Buck with megadeals.
Fox has now taken Skip Bayless from them and added the greatest QB in NFL History.