Tom Brady Delays Fox Sports Job to Pursue Stand-up Comedy, According to Report
Is Tom Brady looking to be the next great comedian? According to RadarOnline.com, the seven-time Super Bowl champion quarterback is planning a career in stand-up comedy, but his inner circle is trying to talk him out of it. A source told RadarOnline.com that "Tom was a terrific quarterback, but he needs to toss this idea before it's too late."
This report comes as Brady announced that he will start his job at Fox Sports in the fall of 2024 despite announcing his retirement from the NFL in February. And while Brady has no stand-up comedy experience, he did star in the sports-comedy movie 80 for Brady with Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Sally Field and Rita Moreno. RadarOnline.com says when Fonda, Tomlin and Moreno began showing praise to Brady, it gave him the confidence to make the jump into comedy.
"The ladies were super nice to him and he did a nice job reading professionally written material in a small part — but he'll be playing in a whole different league if he takes up the stand-up stage," the insider explained. "He does a great impersonation of former teammate Rob Gronkowski — and his over-the-top Boston accent is hilarious."
We'll see if the report is true as Brady continues to enjoy retirement. But when he spoke to FS1 host Colin Cowherd about the Fox Sports job, he said he wanted to be 100% prepared before getting in the booth. "Decompression's important," the seven-time Super Bowl champion quarterback. "You're on this crazy treadmill/hamster wheel loving it at the same time. It's a daily fight…For me, I want to be great at what I do. "Talking last week to the people at Fox Sports and the leadership there, [they're going to allow me] to start my Fox opportunity in the fall of 2024."
Brady reportedly signed a 10-year contract with Fox that is worth as much as $375 million. Brady is currently focusing on his family. He was married to Gisele Bündchen for 13 years before divorcing in October. It was reported that Bündchen was angry at Brady for retiring after the 2021 season came to end but returned a month later after the announcement.