Report: Tom Brady To Earn $375 Million Over 10 Years On TV

May 10th, 2022

Record distractions?

It turns out Tony Romo was a bargain for CBS when he signed a deal to earn $18 million per year broadcasting games.

Who knew?

The New York Post reports this afternoon that Tom Brady will earn $375 million over 10 years as a game analyst for FOX. Brady having a FOX deal signed and waiting for him whenever he retires was revealed this morning.

Joe sure hopes Team Glazer calls Brady’s agent today and puts $51 million on the table for him to be their quarterback in 2023. What’s the harm in that?

For those keeping count, Brady retired in angst and then unretired, all while allegedly working a deal to buy part of the Dolphins and play for them. He also is working on a major Hollywood movie, prepping for a televised golf match, promoting his new clothing brand, hanging with celebrities at a Formula One race, building a house in South Florida and staying connected to his TB12 company — while simultaneously putting in the year-round effort to stay in historic shape to play football at 45 years old, and negotiating a massive contract with FOX.

Oh, and somehow Brady is all-in on being a dad to three kids in two states and focusing on family.

Joe has to laugh. Brady tries to come off like he’s just a regular guy. Good luck with that, Tommy!

Joe just hopes none of this represents a distraction for Brady’s 2022 football season. Brady has managed this kind of stuff previously, but it seems Brady has reached a new level when it comes to being spread thin.

49 Responses to “Report: Tom Brady To Earn $375 Million Over 10 Years On TV”

  1. Pewter941 Says:

    So much for the Miami rumors.

  2. GOB Says:

    Whenever he retires is the key phrase Joe. If he doesn’t play beyond this year, I’ll eat my hat. A big pewter bucs one if you like.

  3. 74 Bucs Fan Says:

    It’s the time of year for Brady to focus on all things not football field related. Once training camps starts, the Brady football maniac will kick into high gear and everything else will be somewhat tabled.

  4. Beejezus-belt Says:

    Licht better see what is behind door number 2 sooner than later. According to the last article it sure isn’t Trask.

  5. Mike Says:

    Man, that is epic!

  6. SB~LV Says:


  7. HC Grover Says:

    Dandy Tom! Like. Bucs are ‘Americas Team’/

  8. #8 Says:

    Share with Suh.

  9. SlyPirate Says:

    That starter money without the risk of injury. This is TB12’s last year.

  10. Cleanhouse Says:

    Yes #8 has it right

  11. Rod Munch Says:

    There’s no salary cap in NFL broadcasts, so Tom can get himself whatever he wants. BUT that Post number sounds insane, I really doubt its true, unless they’re accounting for Biden to be president for 8-years, in which $37-million a year will be like making $50k a year in 2028 due to inflation.

  12. Casual Observer Says:

    Brady is an amazing human being. In my view, he is the greatest athlete (not just FB) of all time. Hard to find any chinks in his armor. What luck he is a Buc for now. So much to look forward to this season.

  13. Rod Munch Says:

    If the Broadcast is Brady and Gronk, I’m watching.

  14. Jack Burton Mercer Says:

    He was never going to Miami.

  15. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I doubt his Fox contract has any voided years…..and Fox, lots of luck trying to get Tom to restructure.
    Knowing that $37.5 is waiting for him will make it harder to sign him to an extension.

    And, what better way to promote Brady and TB12 than regular TV appearances.

    This is a monumental deal for Fox….bravo!!!

  16. Bucsfan13 Says:

    I’m initially skeptical that he would be good in the broadcasting booth because he’s so vanilla in interviews. That could be do to the fact that he received his doctorate degree in the school of Belichickian. He’s mastered the art of saying something without actually saying really anything. He’s been opening up more since he left NE. He was actually pretty good on Manningcast. He was personable, and he knew the status of every single Saints player. He knew the percentage of snaps Roby played!

  17. Jason Says:

    People like TB12 have people. No need to worry about him being spread to thin.

  18. sasquatch Says:

    Joe sure hopes Team Glazer calls Brady’s agent today and puts $51 million on the table for him to be their quarterback in 2023. What’s the harm in that?

    Good luck with that. Why 51 million? Brady isn’t going to return for more money. I know Joe likes to pretend the cap is not an obstacle… but paying 51 million for a QB is insane. No player should take up 25% of the cap, and as a fan, I’m not for putting a giant dead cap charge in future years to pay anybody ridiculous money. Honestly, the QB pay scale is getting nuts. The CBA should be amended to prevent any player from taking more than 15% of the cap. Boo hoo, I’m not crying for some dude making only 30 million a year.

  19. D-Rok Says:

    Brady might end up being a billionaire when all is said and done. Wow that’s a lot of dough! I mean, I talk at work ALL the time, but don’t get paid for it. HA HA.

  20. Its a Bucs Life Says:

    Why are these announcers and commentators getting paid insane amounts of money?

    Absolutely no one is tuning in to a specific game for a commentator or broadcast team.

  21. GOB Says:

    Casual, the chink in his armor is his maniacal drive. He’s said he doesn’t wish his kids to be so singularity focused. In Tom vs time he described it almost like a sickness. That’s a heavy burden to shoulder, and it’s taken away a lot of the most beautiful gift we have, time with family

  22. Rod Munch Says:

    sasquatch – Once Brady leaves, the team is getting blown up. You strech out that window as far as you possibly can, and you do whatever cap tricks you possibly can.

    Every Bucs fan that has an IQ over 12 should realize that the Bucs are mortgaging their cap future for today, and there will be a price to pay.

    Who cares? I’m A-OK with that. Once Brady leaves it’s back to the dark ages for Tampa, no national TV, no one cares about the franchise. Unless you’re a Florida fanboi and think Trask is a first-ballot HOFer, you shouldn’t be eager to bring that on.

  23. sasquatch Says:

    I’m not accepting that the team will be blown up once Brady leaves, and I would not be okay with it if it happened.

  24. David Says:

    Probably a smart move by Fox. The moment Brady retires there’s going to be a bidding war. The guy has more knowledge than anyone in history at the QB position so his insight should be great as long as he’s not afraid to criticize. A lot of ex-players over the years have had that problem.
    I know Joe does not like the Manning MNF show but Peyton is fantastic because of his vast knowledge and ability to break things down.

  25. David Says:

    I don’t see them blowing the team up either. Sounds like they’re gonna give Trask every chance this off-season to show what he has.
    They have a lot of key pieces on defense signed long-term and a great O line that is mostly signed long-term.
    Of course they will have some key pieces to fill over the next two years but let’s remember, the NFC is a little bit weak right now. If there was ever a time over the next two years to take a step back and reload this would be the time.
    Much of it obviously depends on Trask or what they decide to do moving forward at the QB position

  26. Rod Munch Says:

    sasquatch – If you’re not accepting reality, then you’re going to be very unhappy because you have completely unrealistic expectations.

    I’m gladly taking a year or two in cap hell for to keep this window open as long as possible.

    Also, no, Trask isn’t going to take us to a SB. He’s, at best, Mike Glennon, and maybe helps secure the top pick in the draft two years from now, but that’s his future, it’s not the HOF.

  27. Rod Munch Says:

    David – If the Peyton MNF broadcast just stopped with the stupid guests, it would be really good. But I want to watch football, not some variety talk show with a football game in the background. I don’t understand how people don’t understand that – and people zooming in with their crappy webcams and bad mics talking about the gay cowboy puddin eating movie, it does nothing to make me want to stay tuned in.

    But before they ruin the show with guests, when it’s just Eli and Peyton, they’re quite entertaining AND they actually give you some original insight into what you’re watching.

  28. kyle Says:

    this is bradys last year. lets enjoy it and not complain about things that are none of our business. go bucs

  29. Bucsfan4ever Says:

    To Its A BUCS Life: As far as commentators or announcers go, I always make an effort to watch Fox Sports Pregame cuz it’s fun to watch. Good commentators make the game more enjoyable and more fun. Bad ones make me want to watch anything else or sometimes I’ll even turn the sound off completely. It’s a little trick I learned from my wife’s grandfather. In some cases the mute button makes the game more watchable.
    That said I’d read this somewhere else and came here to see if it’s true or rumor. Guess it’s true.

  30. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    It is amazing to watch this Brady, vs the Belichick Brady.
    It is both fun and interesting to watch his real personality emerge, that was suppressed in New England.
    If it is true that FOX has a 375 million dollar contract waiting for him when he retires, then this year is it for sure.

  31. Buc50 Says:

    Two years in salary cap hell for another Super Bowl? Where can I sign up for that? I’m sure the Glazers are thinking the exact same thing.

  32. GOB Says:

    He can’t be any worse than that boob Tony Romo. I don’t need a football lesson on every play. He’s been trained for years to say nothing. Hopefully that veil lifts. The only thing I fear is that he won’t be relatable. After all, we’re talking about probably the greatest athlete in the history of sports. It kinda seems beneath him. Anyway, it’s enough money to set up his grandchildren in perpetual for about 1000 generations. Compounding interest is a wonderful thing, unless Bernie Madoff is your financial advisor

  33. PSL Bob Says:

    He won’t have a very long retirement next time around. The dude is going to croak prematurely from all that loot falling on his head.

  34. T REX Says:

    last year for brady…

  35. Coburn Says:

    Crazy thinking that couples net worth might hit 1 bil within a decade. That’s insane money for a family

  36. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Haha always under paid during his football career and making up for it after. Not sure his personality fits, Gronks didn’t.

  37. GOB Says:

    Listnfrmafar, if you ask belichick, the money he saved the team was used to build Superbowl rosters. The reality is the owner spent most of the cash on Asian “massages” and hush money

  38. Bucsfan4ever Says:

    Listnfrmafar, I believe Gronks holdout is to create the same kinda effect Brady got.
    Gronks personality fits perfect with the broadcast booth, but he’s gonna be more clown than expert …. Sorta like Terry Bradshaw now.

  39. SB Says:

    37.5………………That is better than QB money and all you have to worry about is cold coffee. Or warm tequilas with no lime..😊

  40. SB Says:

    GOB Says:
    May 10th, 2022 at 6:12 pm
    Listnfrmafar, if you ask belichick, the money he saved the team was used to build Superbowl rosters. The reality is the owner spent most of the cash on Asian “massages” and hush money


    But he had a Happy Ending!

  41. SOEbuc Says:

    That’s the opposite of family time after retirement.

  42. Dom>Licht Says:

    WHY? They could pay Joe $32.50 a year and we would still watch the games????

  43. Mikejp Says:

    GOB, you know nothing about football. There is a max payment and almost Teams pay the max. The money that Tom saves is used to pay his teammates, players are not idiotic like online fans and they know that they get more because of Tom’ s unselfishness.
    Tom unretired because he has a good chance to win not getting more money. The Glazers just focus on getting more good players, then Tom will extend with just 25 million. Trust me!

  44. John Collins Says:

    With Gronk being a vet on the set Brady joining
    It will be smooth with some protection and a targetp

  45. SPARKY Says:

    Ain’t it purty obvious that Belichek was holding Brady back, not only physically, but also mentally? Think what Brady would have been if Bill would have spent the money on receivers instead of defensive guys for 20 years. Now Brady is the most popular player in the NFL on social media. Bill was the worst thing to happen to Brady . Held him back as a player and a person.

  46. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    My guess is that these negotiations were taking place before Brady un-retired…I’m afraid someone above will likely eat a hat, because this just confirms this is his last year. A network would not commit unless they know they can get him at the end of this season.

    Mind you…
    This is assuming the New York Post story is true. They’ve had a habit of making up news from time to time.

  47. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I will say this though…if it were any other QB, I’d be concerned about him ‘getting injured’ quickly and retiring.

    Thankfully, Tom actually is a stand-up guy.

  48. adam from ny Says:

    when gronk hears 375 mil for 10 years…

    he must be wondering what he’s in a mexican standoff with the bucs for……….over 10-15 mil for one year…

    suh and jpp too…

    the bucs are probably offering these guys like 5 mil and 3 mil respectively for the year…

    the new brady fox numbers knock everything down to bottom barrel chump change numbers for one year deals – at least when they quickly do the math…

    brady’s new deal might have accidentally pushed the former vet bucs to just move on to other avenues of payment

  49. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Bucsfan4@ Gronk did the Fox thing, he wS HORRIBLE! If he wasn’t he’d still be doing it. Gronks thing is no filter party time and he knows he can’t have a long term career doing that. Though it seems to work for Paris Hilton. GOB, in one of your earlier posts was pretty creepy, how you identify his drive fetish like you share Sunday dinners with him. WTF dude talk about a man crush. Love Brady but if you ever watched his golf matches he’s like watching paint dry. Now Gronk and Tiger against Kittle & Mickelson would be fun to watch.