While Tom Brady has retired from the NFL, his days of working on Sundays aren’t over.
In fact, they’re just getting started. We knew that Brady has a $375 million deal waiting for him when he finally walked away from playing on Sundays, something that he made official shortly after making his retirement announcement.
It was never a question of if Brady would be joining NFL on FOX’s announcing booth, it was when would it happen. There was speculation that Brady could start as soon as this Sunday at Super Bowl 57, and fans have been eagerly anticipating some sort of announcement for a variety of reasons.
One of those reasons is the love that most fans have for Greg Olsen and the job he’s done alongside Kevin Burkhardt over the past few seasons. The duo took over this season as Fox’s No. 1 announcing pairing after Joe Buck and Troy Aikman left for ESPN and Monday Night Football, which made the announcement that Brady would be taking the job from Olsen a point of irritation for some.
We now know when the transition will happen.
When is Tom Brady joining the NFL on Fox booth?
Brady joined Fox Sports Radio’s Collin Cowherd on Monday , and revealed that fans are going to have to wait a year before hearing from him again on Sundays. FOX will be adding him to its No. 1 announcing team starting with the 2024 season.
FOX also has rights to the Super Bowl that year, which means Brady will be in the booth for Super Bowl LVIX which is set to be hosted in New Orleans. That means the first Super Bowl Brady works where he’s not on the field will be the same place where he began cementing his legacy over two decades ago in Super Bowl XXXVI.
It’s also good news for Olsen, who will remain in the NFL on FOX booth for at least one more season and perhaps presents a fork-in-the-road situation for his bosses. There’s a chance Olsen could parlay his success in the booth and leave for another network, or FOX could bring back the three-man booth and have a trio of Burkhardt, Brady, and Olsen.
With the drama over at CBS involving Tony Romo and his declining performance and popularity, FOX might be in line to take over once again as the fan-favorite announcing booth.