Tom Brady won’t be jumping headfirst into his broadcasting gig with FOX Sports — the newly retired NFL legend is not part of the network’s plans for Super Bowl coverage next weekend … TMZ Sports has learned.
The 7-time champion shocked the sports world when he shared his retirement plans on Wednesday … saying he’s leaving the game “for good” in an emotional social media post.
Our Brady sources tell us the announcement was equally surprising to FOX Sports … who had no idea Brady was going to call it a career this morning.
As we previously reported, Brady inked a massive 10-year, $375 million deal to join FOX as an analyst upon his retirement … whenever that day came.
Now that Brady’s post-football career seems to be here, he will eventually throw on the headset for the network in some capacity … just not in time for the Kansas City Chiefs vs. Philadelphia Eagles game in Arizona on Feb. 12 on FOX.
That being said, Kevin Burkhardt and ex-Panthers TE, Greg Olsen — a budding star behind the mic — will be in the booth as originally planned … and FOX will welcome Brady with open arms whenever he decides to kick-start his TV career.
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