Tom Brady A Little Nervous As Fox Debut Nears, Doesn’t Want To Let Fans Down

Tom Brady poses at "The Greatest Roast of All Time: Tom Brady" at the Kia Forum, Sunday, May 5, 2024, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Seven-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady will be joining the lead NFL on FOX broadcasting team this upcoming season, starting his new 10-year contract with FOX Sports reportedly worth a total of $375 million. Brady, considered by many football fans to be among the best players to have ever taken the gridiron, has been practicing his broadcasting skills and building chemistry with his colleagues throughout the offseason.

His debut will come on Sept. 8, broadcasting a Week 1 matchup between the Cleveland Browns and Dallas Cowboys alongside play-by-play announcer Kevin Burkhardt and reporters Erin Andrews and Tom Rinaldi.

Brady recently attended the UFL Championship Game in St. Louis, Mo. and appeared in the broadcast booth with Curt Menefee and Joel Klatt for part of the game, during which he spoke about the pivotal matchup.

In commentating live at a stadium within a broadcast booth for the first time, along with practicing from afar, Brady has gained knowledge and experience in the profession.

During an in-studio appearance on The Herd, host Colin Cowherd asked Brady if he has noticed a difference in his performance upon watching the tape.

“We’re there to add our take on it and our analysis, but it’s also, ‘Did we feel like we added to the broadcast?,’” Brady said, “and from my standpoint, I’m going to work as hard as I can in the process of it, as you talked about earlier, to make sure that I do deliver because I don’t want to let anyone down. I don’t want to let the people at FOX here down, and I certainly don’t want to let the great NFL fans down either.”

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