Tom Brady will take the 2023 football season off, delaying his debut as a FOX Sports analyst until the 2024 season, he said Monday.
Brady, 45, made that announcement on Colin Cowherd’s show on FOX Sports Radio, “The Herd.”
The quarterback, who said last week that he is retiring after 23 NFL seasons, signed a reported 10-year, $375 million deal with FOX before the 2022 season to become its lead analyst. There was no set start date other than post-retirement.
Brady said Monday that he appreciated FOX giving him time to adjust after the 2022 season, which was both professionally and personally trying for the seven-time Super Bowl champ.
Kevin Burkhardt and analyst Greg Olsen, who took over as the top broadcast team when Joe Buck and Troy Aikman left FOX, will call Super Bowl LVII on Sunday.
Brady said he’ll be tuning in.
“I’ll be 50 percent watching the game, and 50 percent listening to those two,” Brady said.
Brady spent 20 seasons with the New England Patriots and three with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He played in 10 Super Bowl games.