Report: Tom Brady Not Expected to Be Part of Fox's Broadcast Booth for Super Bowl 57

Paul KasabianFeatured Columnist IIJanuary 19, 2023

TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 16: Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers runs onto the field prior to an NFL wild card playoff football game against the Dallas Cowboys at Raymond James Stadium on January 16, 2023 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Kevin Sabitus/Getty Images)
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady is not expected to be part of Fox Sports' broadcast for this year's Super Bowl, per Richard Deitsch of The Athletic:

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For those wondering about Tom Brady/Fox NFL: Multiple industry sources say Fox Sports has no plans to use Brady in the booth for the Super Bowl. You never know with the pregame given how long that show goes. But Burkhardt/Olsen is the plan. Fox Sports declined comment on it.

Brady signed a 10-year, $375 million contract with Fox Sports last offseason to become the network's lead NFL analyst when he retires.

The seven-time Super Bowl champion briefly retired last year before deciding to play out his contract with the Bucs in 2022.

Tampa Bay and Brady endured an up-and-down season that ended with an NFC South title despite an 8-9 record. Brady struggled at times, finishing 18th in quarterback rating after ending 2021 seventh in that stat.

Tampa Bay then had a quick playoff exit after the Dallas Cowboys easily dispatched the host Bucs 31-14.

At the moment, Brady is an impending free agent. He's been heavily connected with the Las Vegas Raiders, who are coached by his old offensive coordinator with the New England Patriots, Josh McDaniels.

The Silver and Black are in the market for a quarterback after all but parting ways with Derek Carr. CBS Sports HQ's Josina Anderson reported that the Raiders would "explore the Tom Brady option in due time."

For now, Brady is still an active NFL player, and Fox Sports will roll with the two-man crew of play-by-play announcer Kevin Burkhardt and color commentator Greg Olsen for this year's Super Bowl, which will take place on Sunday, Feb. 12 in Glendale, Arizona.