“Wouldn’t Be Surprised If Tom Brady Never Calls A Game For Fox”: Patriots Veteran Turned Broadcaster Weighs In Brady’s Post Retirement Plans

Published 08/10/2022, 2:30 PM EDT
EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – JANUARY 02: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers walks off the field after defeating the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on January 02, 2022 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Buccaneers defeated the Jets 28-24. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Tom Brady is in the news for signing a behemoth contract with FOX Sports. The 7x Super Bowl-winning champion would become a lead NFL analyst upon his retirement. However, former Patriots QB hits out at him and says that the deal would be true only if it happens. The mega deal of $375 million has turned heads around the NFL community and has been the talk of the town.

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Scott Zolak, the Patriots veteran, speaks against Brady and his deal on 98.5 radio station, the home for Boston’s sports lovers. The hosts discuss Hall of Famers getting into the broadcasting business after their retirement. Tom Brady became a point of conversation due to his massive FOX deal that is bound to last 10 years.

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One of the hosts, Hardy, begins the conversation about Brady. He says, “The Tom Brady thing still amazes me, but the amount of money they’re throwing at them amazes me, too. And by the way, it hasn’t happened yet. I’ll actually believe that when I see it.”

Jan 24, 2021; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) celebrates with his teammates after beating the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Responding to it, Scott Zolak says, “Yeah It is fair because somebody told me close to Brady said I wouldn’t be surprised if he never does a game. There’s something going on there. Like there’s another step. Something’s up. I don’t know what it is, but somebody close to him said I’d be surprised if he calls a game.”

What is the controversy surrounding Tom Brady and his FOX Sports deal?

The Buccaneers‘ QB’s $375 million deal is the most lucrative in sports television history. Moreover, Brady’s new deal is more than double the contracts of CBS Sports’s Tony Romo and ESPN’s Troy Aikman.

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Although Brady is scheduled to earn a massive paycheck, it is uncertain when he will start his analyst job. In addition, observers have criticized the deal for feeling that Brady is not worth that much money in the deal.

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Scott Zolak is open about his feelings concerning TB12. He is certain that Brady would never do a game and the deal would go down the drains. However, the day could come anytime after his retirement, but when will his retirement comes around is a question even experts can’t answer.

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Ayush Jha

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Ayush Jha is an NFL author at EssentiallySports. He is a current graduate of the University of Delhi and has worked on publishing academic research in the past. Ayush has always been an avid sports lover, representing his school team in cricket and soccer.

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