Add Hall of Famer Troy Aikman to the list of those who thinks Tom Brady will excel in his post-NFL career as a FOX analyst.
Last year, Brady signed a massive 10-year, $375 million contract with FOX Sports to eventually serve as an analyst following his playing career. Brady retired from football on Feb. 1, but he recently announced that he doesn’t expect to begin his broadcasting career until fall of next year.
During an interview with Michael McCarthy of Front Office Sports, Aikman strongly praised Brady and explained why he expects the 45-year-old to flourish in his new career:
“I have no illusions as to what it might look like for Tom. I think he’ll be fantastic. He’s been great at everything he’s done. The reason he has been so good is because he puts in the work. And that’s the key. You can fake it for a little bit, and then it catches up to you. You’ve got to put in the time. I think the fans deserve that – and Tom will give that to him.
I think [Brady’s] gonna be a huge success. I know he’s announced that he is gonna start up in 2024. I’m sure he’ll use this year to study, kind of the mechanics of it, how it works. And be as prepared as he can possibly be when he starts.”
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Brady will join FOX’s No. 1 NFL broadcast team with play-by-play man Kevin Burkhardt and sideline reporter Erin Andrews. Aikman and Joe Buck were previously the No. 1 team with Andrews at FOX, but the former two left last year to take over the “Monday Night Football” broadcasts at ESPN.
Currently, former NFL tight end Greg Olsen serves as the analyst on the main team with Burkhardt and Andrews. Whenever Brady enters the booth, he’ll replace Olsen.
Because Brady’s initial retirement lasted only 40 days a year ago, some are skeptical that he’s truly done with football. But so far, the three-time league MVP future Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee hasn’t offered many strong hints that he may return for a 24th season here in 2023.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.