Tom Brady doesn’t want to ‘let down’ Fox with $375 million NFL broadcast deal


Tom Brady’s mind is in a pretzel about his looming Fox Sports NFL announcing job because it will be hard to self-evaluate whether he’s successful at it.

Brady, 46, joined “The Herd” on FS1 and was asked by host Colin Cowherd if he’s watching film of the practice games he’s been doing with play-by-play broadcaster Kevin Burkhardt.

“Yes, and I think there’s so much more room for improvement,” Brady said.


Tom Brady joined 'The Herd' on FS1 on Wednesday.
Tom Brady joined ‘The Herd’ on FS1 on Wednesday. FS1

“Almost like when I was a player, I never felt like I did things the right way. There were games where I’d go in afterward and think, ‘God, I’m the worst quarterback in the NFL. Why would they even want me to play quarterback for this team?’

“And I’m sure I’m going to feel that way here at Fox, where I finish a game and go, ‘God I didn’t even give them what they wanted.’ It’s a very challenging thing in your own mind. I’ve asked a few people: ‘How do you know that you did a good job?’”

Brady signed a 10-year, $375 million deal with Fox to be the network’s top color commentator before his playing career even concluded.

“I think for me, so much is going to come down to the preparation. Did I feel like I was prepared? Did I feel like our crew was prepared? Did I give them my best over the course of the week so that we could give ourselves the best opportunity to be successful for the fans?” Brady asked.

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“Really, the game is the show. We’re there to add our take and analysis on it. But it’s also, did we feel like we added to the broadcast? From my standpoint, I’m going to work as hard as I can at the process of it to make sure that I do deliver, because I don’t want to let anyone down.


Former Patriots quarterback Tom Brady looks into the crowd at the conclusion of Patriots Hall of Fame induction ceremonies for Brady at Gillette Stadium, Wednesday, June 12, 2024.
Former Patriots quarterback Tom Brady looks into the crowd at the conclusion of Patriots Hall of Fame induction ceremonies for Brady at Gillette Stadium, Wednesday, June 12, 2024. AP

“I don’t want to let the people at Fox here down and I don’t want to let the great NFL fans down either.”

Brady made his debut in a Fox football booth at the UFL championship game in St. Louis over the weekend, and got booed by a cadre of fans who apparently still have not forgotten the Spygate scandal involving the Patriots and Rams.



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