How much is Tom Brady’s contract to be a game analyst with Fox Sports?
The deal between Fox Sports and Brady makes the retired QB earn more than almost all current NFL players. How much is Brady set to make as an NFL analyst?
Tom Brady’s second retirement announcement on Wednesday is not taking the NFL world by surprise but is being treated more seriously this time.
The 45-year-old former quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers released a video on social media thanking his NFL family, friends, and teammates for an illustrious 23 seasons as he announced his retirement “for good.”
Now, Brady is set to become Fox Sports’ lead NFL analyst after signing a 10-year contract last March worth a reported $375 million.
That’s an annual salary of around $37.5 million a season, which will be far greater than the salaries of almost all current players in the League.
Another record for Brady
Additionally, this salary would be more than the combined payout of top sportscasters Troy Aikman of ESPN and Tony Romo of CBS, who are both reported to be earning $18 million each season.
The seven-time Super Bowl champion has set yet another record with this agreement, as this becomes the biggest-ever sportscasting contract.
Aside from his on-camera duties, the GOAT will also act as an ambassador for the company and will be involved in sponsorship deals and other marketing campaigns.
How Brady’s TV deal compares to sports stars salaries
Tom Brady’s $37.5M annual package with FOX for commentating duties is in the top league of sports biggest salaries. (Note of course that many stars bring in far more from endorsements than they do from their salaries, so this isn’t a comparison of total earning power - LeBron didn’t become a billionaire on his monthly pay check alone).
In terms of NFL salaries, Brady’s deal would make him the fifth highest paid player, and is more than his current salary of $35.1M, that had him as the the ninth highest paid player in the NFL.
Top earners NFL
1. Deshaun Watson $54.9M
2. Dak Prescott $49.1M
3. Patrick Mahomes $46.8M
4. Josh Allen $39.8M
5. Ryan Tannehill $36.6M
6. Kirk Cousins $36.3M
7. Laremy Tunsil $35.2M
8. Matt Ryan $35.2M
9. Tom Brady $35.1M
10. Derek Carr $34.9M
Brady compared to the NBA
While the highest paid player in the NBA, Stephen Curry on $48M, earns less than the top earner in the NFL, all of the top 10 in the NBA earn over $40M, with Brady’s TV deal of $37.5M putting him at number 16 on the list behind the 76ers Tobias Harris on $37.6M and ahead of Zach LaVine, Luka Doncic and Trae Young on $37.1M.
Top earners NBA
1. Stephen Curry $48.1M
2. Russell Westbrook $47.0M
3. LeBron James $44.5M
4. Kevin Durrant $44.1M
5. Bradley Beal $43.3M
6. Paul George $42.5M
7. Giannis Antetokounmpo $42.5M
-. Damian Lillard $42.5M
-. Karwhi Leonard $42.5M
10. Klay Thompson $40.6M
TV presenters salaries
The highest earning presenters on TV include Simon Cowell, who raked in $75 million per season for his work as an X-Factor Judge, with Ariana Grande taking $25 million per season as a coach on The Voice, the same Katy Perry earned as a judge on American Idol.
Ellen DeGeneres had a salary of $50 million as the host of her eponymous show in 2017, while in 2013 Judith Sheindlin had a pay packet of $47 million for gavel pounding work as Judge Judy.
Matt Lauer, anchor on the Today news programme, earns $21 million, with fellow presenter Meredith Vieira pulling in $15 million.
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