Tom Brady to join FOX as lead NFL analyst after playing days

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Legendary Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady may be coming back for season No. 23 after a retirement scare this winter, but the first move after his playing days are done already seems to be set.

Brady and FOX announced on Tuesday that the seven-time Super Bowl winner will join the TV Network as its lead NFL analyst alongside No. 1 play-by-play man, Kevin Burkhardt.

“Excited, but a lot of unfinished business on the field with the Buccaneers,” Brady tweeted about the news.

Burkhardt replaces Joe Buck who, along with Troy Aikman, made the jump to ESPN after two decades working as the leading NFL team at FOX.

“Tom will not only call our biggest NFL games with Kevin Burkhardt but will also serve as an ambassador for us,” a statement from FOX read (h/t Adam Schefter). “Particularly with respect to client and promotional initiatives.”

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The 44-year-old Brady initially announced his retirement from football on January 29 after his Buccaneers fell to the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC Divisional Round.

He stuck with his decision for just five weeks, as he unretired on March 13 with an announcement that he was returning for at least one more season in Tampa Bay.

Brady has nothing else to prove as he holds a bevy of NFL records over his 22-year career with the New England Patriots and Buccaneers. He holds league marks in passing yards (84,520), passing touchdowns (624), and Super Bowls won (7) — which is more than every single team in the league. He’s a five-time Super Bowl MVP, three-time league MVP, and a 15-time Pro Bowler.

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