Joe Buck doesn’t sound like he expects to see Tom Brady in a broadcast booth soon, if ever. And he says there are people at FOX who agree.
In a recent interview on Sports Illustrated’s media podcast, Buck, who served as FOX’ lead MLB and NFL announcer for 20 years, casted doubt on whether Brady will ever fulfill his 10-year, $375 million agreement with the network.
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“Who knows where his family life takes him, who knows if he plays one more year or he doesn’t,” said Buck. “I know there are people at FOX who would say there's a chance that he doesn't call a game there.”
FOX shocked the sports media world when it signed Brady earlier this year to be its lead NFL analyst and a brand ambassador whenever his career ends. But there is doubt as to when that will actually happen.
Brady and Gisele Bundchen recently got divorced, and their biggest disagreements stemmed from Brady’s desire to keep playing football, reports say.
While the Buccaneers slipped to 3-5, they’re back at .500 and in control of the weak NFC South.
A few weeks ago, it was reported that FOX wants Brady to work the Super Bowl if the Bucs aren’t playing.
There’s no word on whether Brady sees that in his future, however.