Tom Brady Will Earn More Money In Retirement Than His Entire NFL Playing Career
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— Updated on 9 February 2023

Tom Brady Will Earn More Money In Retirement Than His Entire NFL Playing Career

— Updated on 9 February 2023
Garry Lu
Garry Lu

Taking a page out of Michael Jordan’s playbook, Tom Brady is cruising into retirement with a monstrous payday already lined up after inking a historic 10-year broadcaster contract with Fox Sports.

“We are pleased to announce that immediately following his playing career, seven-time Super Bowl Champion Tom Brady will be joining us at @FOXSports as our lead analyst,” Fox Corporation chief executive Lachlan Murdoch said in a statement when the signing was first announced last year.

“We are delighted that Tom has committed to joining the Fox team and wish him all the best during this upcoming season.”

Valued at a staggering US$375 million (AU$525 million), as we’ve noted on previous occasions, not only does this eclipse the salary of every working broadcaster – but also the NFL career earnings of the undeniable GOAT himself, who was only paid US$333 million (AU$478.5 million) in playing contracts by both the New England Patriots and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers combined (US$525 million / AU$365 million on and off the field, according to Forbes).

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During an recent interview with Colin Cowherd on the latter’s Fox Sports Radio show The Herd, Tom Brady earmarked the “fall of 2024” as the official start date for his uber rich media gig, thanking Fox network executives for giving him sufficient time to find his figure out the next move, as it were, as well as to “decompress” after 23 jam-packed years. The legendary quarterback also expressed a desire to “take some time to really learn, become great at what I want to do” before stepping into a studio.

“I’ll be 50% watching the game, and 50% listening to [play-by-play announcer Kevin Burkhardt and analyst Greg Olsen],” Brady said of next week’s forthcoming Super Bowl LVII.

Tom Brady enters retirement with the following enviable career numbers:

  • 23 NFL seasons (20 for the New England Patriots, three for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • 251 career regular-season wins (most in NFL history)
  • 35 career playoff wins, 19 more than any other QB (Joe Montana was second with 16)
  • 10 Super Bowl appearances & seven wins (most in NFL history)
  • Five-time Super Bowl MVP (most in NFL history)
  • Three-time NFL MVP (2007, 2010, 2017)
  • 649 touchdown passes (most in NFL history)
  • 89,214 passing yards (most in NFL history)
  • 98 different players caught a touchdown pass from Tom Brady (most in NFL history)
  • First player to win NFL championships in three different decades
  • First QB to start a Super Bowl win for a team in both conferences
  • Second QB to win Super Bowl in first season with team (Trent Dilfer was the first in 2000)
  • Tom Brady has more Super Bowl wins than any franchise all-time (New England Patriots & Pittsburgh Steelers have six each, San Francisco 49ers & Dallas Cowboys have five each)
Tom Brady Fox Sports Contract Eclipses NFL Career Earnings

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Garry Lu
After stretching his legs with companies such as The Motley Fool and the odd marketing agency, Garry joined Boss Hunting in 2019 as a fully-fledged Content Specialist. In 2021, he was promoted to News Editor. Garry proudly retains a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, black bruises from Muay Thai, as well as a black belt in all things pop culture. Drop him a line at [email protected]


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