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The Margin: Tom Brady will join Fox Sports as lead NFL analyst when he retires from playing

NFL superstar Tom Brady will join Fox Sports as its lead NFL game analyst after he retires from football.

The announcement came on Tuesday from Fox CEO Lachlan Murdoch, who said Brady will serve as an analyst and “ambassador” for Fox. Brady will also handle some “client and promotional initiatives,” he says.

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Brady acknowledged the news with a Tuesday morning tweet, by saying he still has “unfinished business” on the football field.

When the 44-year-old actually retires is still up for debate. Brady retired earlier this year from the NFL, only to reverse his decision and opt to play again for the upcoming 2022 season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. While Brady doesn’t have a contract with any NFL team beyond 2022, he has publicly stated that he could play in the NFL at an older age.

“I do think I could play till 50,” Brady told Complex earlier this year.

When Brady starts working as an analyst, he might not be taking much of a pay cut, either.

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It’s unclear how much Fox will pay Brady, but contracts for NFL TV analysts have exploded in recent years, with ESPN signing Troy Aikman to a reported five-year, $90 million contract, and Joe Buck inking a five-year deal for $75 million. Brady is set to make $15 million from the Bucs this year, according to contract data from Spotrac, and he has amassed a $475 million fortune during his career.

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