Tuesday October 3, 2023

Brady Is ‘Certain’ He Won’t Play Again, Looks Forward to Joining Fox

  • The quarterback GOAT reiterated his plans to stay retired and join FOX’s NFL broadcast team in 2024.
  • Brady is also looking forward to becoming a minority owner of the Las Vegas Raiders.
Tom Brady shutdown speculation of his return to football.
Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
Front Office Sports Today

NBC Could Get In On College Football Playoffs

NBC is exploring broadcasting a slice of the expanded CFP in 2026.
Listen Now
October 3, 2023 | Podcast
Copy Link
Link Copied
Link Copied

Amid speculation of his hypothetical return to football, Tom Brady has reiterated that his playing days are over and he will remain retired.

“I’m certain I’m not playing again,” Brady, who turns 46 in August, told Sports Illustrated. “I’m looking forward to my broadcasting job at FOX next year. I’m looking forward to the opportunity ahead with the Raiders, and we’re in the process of that, along with the other different things that I’m a part of professionally and in my personal life.”

The Las Vegas Raiders signed Jimmy Garappolo to a three-year, $67.5 million contract earlier this offseason to be the team’s starting quarterback. Garoppolo recently underwent foot surgery that could sideline him until training camp, fueling speculation that Brady could return to quarterback the team he recently agreed to acquire a minority ownership stake

Brady’s deal with Mark Davis to become a part owner of the Raiders won’t be final until NFL owners gather to vote on the transaction. The Las Vegas Review-Journal included Brady as a possibility to fill in for Garoppolo in a piece written May 27, and Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman added fuel to the fire by saying he “wouldn’t rule anything out” when TMZ asked him if he through Brady unretiring to play quarterback for the Raiders was a possibility. 

Instead, Brady is committed to following Aikman into the broadcast booth through the 10-year, $375 million deal with Fox that Brady signed in 2022 before playing his final season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Brady announced his retirement after 23 seasons in February, though he previously retired in Feb. 2022 before unretiring a month later. 

In addition to his FOX deal and Raiders ownership role, Brady has ownership stakes in the WNBA’s Las Vegas Raiders and a Major League Pickleball team.

Copy Link
Link Copied
Link Copied

What to Read

The Colorado Buffaloes played in the most-watched game of Week 5.

Colorado Ratings Bonanza Continues Despite Two Consecutive Losses

The Buffs’ least-watched game this season was still the most-watched this week.
NBC is interested in media rights to the expanded College Football Playoff.

NBC Is Interested in Expanded College Football Playoff Media Rights

NBC is one of the networks pitching the CFP, a source confirmed.
College football is taking over Saturday night.

How College Football’s Biggest Games Took Over Saturday Night

Network competition and West Coast storylines helped college football stage a coup.
Taylor Swift at Chiefs vs. Bears game.

Taylor Swift NFL Hype Likely To Continue Another Week

Swift could drive blockbuster TV ratings for NBC's "Sunday Night Football."
podcast thumbnail mobile
Front Office Sports Today

NBC Could Get In On College Football Playoffs


Featured Today

An advocacy group is filing an NLRB case against the Ivy League over athlete compensation.

Advocacy Group Files Federal Labor Charge Against Ivy League

It’s the latest in a flurry of NLRB cases over amateurism.
Football analyst and PFF investor Chris Collinsworth talks to man in front of computers
October 3, 2023

Cris Collinsworth 'Lost a Lot of Sleep' Over Pro Football Focus Leadership Issues

New book details why it’s no longer a “happy place to work.”
October 2, 2023

MLB Attendance Surges 70 Million, Tops League Projections

League posts best year-over-year increase at the gate since 1993
Levi's Stadium
October 2, 2023

49ers Study Shows Benefits of Public-Private Stadium Deals

Levi’s Stadium has generated more than $2 billion per new study.


Powered By

Careers in Sports

Looking for a new job? Check out these featured listings and search for openings all over the world.
Chicago Cubs
New York
Tri Star Sports and Entertainment Group, Inc.
USA - Multiple Locations
Bayern Munich

Real Madrid Rejects $137M League Deal Over Media Access

The La Liga club is not offering extra media access.
Team Europe captain Luke Donald and Team Europe celebrates with the Ryder Cup after beating Team USA during the final day of the 44th Ryder Cup golf competition at Marco Simone Golf and Country Club.
October 3, 2023

Ryder Cup Viewership Drops in U.S., Rises in U.K.

NBC’s event coverage attracted 1.32 million average viewers on Sunday.
Taylor Swift
October 2, 2023

NBC's 'Swift Bowl' Draws Monster 27 Million Viewers

It was the most-watched Sunday show since Super Bowl 57.
October 2, 2023

DSG Seeks Extension As Reorganization Pressure Mounts

Bankrupt RSN operator looks to file restructuring plan in late November
October 2, 2023

RedBird IMI Makes Strategic Investment in Front Office Sports

RedBird IMI is a joint venture between RedBird Capital Partners and International Media Investments focused on high-growth media companies.
Formula 1 drivers in a pack at the start of the Montreal Grand Prix
October 1, 2023

Apple Reportedly Making Push For Global Formula 1 Rights

The tech giant could offer $2 billion a year for the rights.
September 29, 2023

ESPN, Tiger-Rory Golf League Close To Long-Term Deal

New entity backed by Woods, McIlroy nears critical agreement
Toy Story
September 29, 2023

‘Toy Story’ Success Could Lead to More Disney-Branded NFL Kid-Casts

A successful ‘Toy Story’ game could open the door for other franchises.