CBS NFL lead analyst and retired quarterback Tony Romo is one of many people in the industry who have spoken to living legend Tom Brady about Brady becoming Fox's No. 1 league analyst next season.
“Just two buddies talking football,” Romo recently said of his conversations with Brady during an interview with Ryszard Deitsch from The Athletic. “I'm excited about it. Tom will use all his resources to be as good at this as anyone. I think me and him have similar qualities in that we will try to work as hard as we can to be as good as we can be. we can be anything we want. He does it.
Suggestions that Brady may not be fully committed to calling games for Fox have been replaced by questions about how the seven-time Super Bowl champion will replace fan favorite Greg Olsen in the network's main booth.
It was reported over the weekend that Brady could officially become a limited partner of the Las Vegas Raiders before the end of March. Brady obtaining the necessary approval for this investment should end any talk about the 46-year-old potentially playing another significant loss in the NFL.
Brady and Fox agreed to a 10-year contract reportedly worth $375 million after the 2021 season, but he spent a “year off” as a retired player studying game broadcasts.
“I think it was a brilliant decision for him to wait a year to come out and get ready,” Romo added of Brady. “He will do a great job. I think he'll be great.”
Already in February 2023 German reported that people who “were in production meetings with Brady on television” “were impressed by Brady's ability to clearly communicate football concepts” and believed the future Hall of Famer “came off like a normal person who just had an irregular, amazing career and life.”
In his latest article, Deitsch wrote that he thinks broadcaster Brady may be better in year one “than you might think.”
We'll see if Brady has learned what not to do by listening to Romo's play calls.