TOM Brady has said he will be out of his comfort zone when he starts calling NFL games for Fox Sports. The seven-time Super Bowl champion, 46, is expected to become a full-time broadcaster in 2024 after signing a 10-year, $375million deal with the network. Brady’s venture into sports media has been pushed back by the NFL icon’s retirement U-turn in 2022.
But he’s already made his Fox Sports debut, making an appearance on Big Noon Kickoff and hyping up his alma mater and reigning Big Ten champion, the Michigan Wolverines, last week. The retired quarterback also continues hosting the Let’s Go! podcast alongside Larry Fitzgerald and Jim Grady on SiriusXM. And in the latest episode, Brady said he’s aware that his early days as a broadcaster might not be easy. “I think there’s a lot of cool things happening and again, I think part of life is growing in different ways, expanding different ways, trying new things, and getting outside of your comfort zone,” he said.
“I think even the expectations I have for myself – I’m gonna work really hard in this part of my career knowing that the first time you try something, you’re not very good at it. “The first time I threw a football, I was not very good at it. The first time that I tried a math equation, I wasn’t very good at it. “So in different ways, the first time you try anything it’s not gonna be the easiest way and you’re just gonna have to keep working at it.”
In the same episode, Brady said he’s enjoying his retired life as he gets to spend more time with his children.
The NFL legend added he plays catch with son Benjamin, 13, in the backyard as he’s thinking about pursuing a football career. However, Brady revealed, Benny doesn’t want to follow in his footsteps and play quarterback. “He wants to be a tight end like Gronk, and he’s gonna be a little beast,” he said. “He’s an amazing kid and he’s got a lot of talents. He’s a really talented musician and artist. “And then he told me this year, ‘Dad, I’m playing football.’ And I was like, ‘What do you wanna play?’ “And he was like, ‘Tight end. I wanna be like Gronk