Tom Brady has confirmed he won't be joining Fox's broadcast this season even if the Tampa Bay Buccaneers don't make the playoffs. Brady, who turns 45 next month, signed a deal to join Fox as their lead football analyst once his career is over.
The Buccaneers are considered among top favorites for the Super Bowl but reporters wanted to know whether Brady would join the Fox booth if the Buccaneers don't make it to the postseason. “No,” Brady said when asked whether he’d join Fox’s broadcast for the postseason if the Buccaneers fail to qualify, per Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.
“I want to focus on football. I really want to commit to this year to be as best as I possibly can”.
Brady is maybe playing his final season
Brady initially retired from football on February 1 but un-retired just 40 days later on March 14.
When asked about his plans beyond 2022, Brady noted he is taking it year-to-year. “I would say it’s year to year,” Brady told Variety. “Could this be my last year? Absolutely. Could I change my mind? Absolutely.
I’ve realized I don’t have five years left. I want to do it my way. I want to give it everything I got and see where I’m at. My body feels really good. I’ve had a lot of traumatic injuries over the years, but if things go really smoothly and we win, that’d be great”.
Last season, the Buccaneers' playoffs run ended with a loss to the Los Angeles Rams in the divisional round. Some think Brady wants to win the Super Bowl next year and then go out as a champion. “I think that would obviously be the greatest way to end,” Brady said. “I just have a competitive fire that got the best of me”.