The 2023 NFL season has been a gap year for legendary quarterback Tom Brady, but he will return to the sport this fall as a broadcaster for FOX’s coverage of the league.
Many are wondering what Brady will be like in his next career, as it will be a big adjustment going from wearing a helmet to wearing a headset.
He will be teamed with play-by-play man Kevin Burkhardt, and Burkhardt talked about starting to prepare with Brady for next season while on “The Rich Eisen Show.”
He said Brady will do well because of his extensive knowledge of the game and its players, and while that knowledge may be nothing special to him, it will be fascinating to fans, especially those who consider themselves students of football.
“I think he’s gonna be fascinating because of who he is and what he knows. …He just had a couple of things that he said and I was like, ‘that was really interesting.’ So I think, the more we do, and the more that he finds his voice— when you work with all-time great players, the common stuff for them, they don’t think it’s interesting. It’s almost making them realize, that is awesome to everyone at home. Maybe to you it’s common, but not to me.”
— Rich Eisen Show (@RichEisenShow) February 6, 2024
Burkhardt also said that chemistry and relationships between broadcast partners are very key to making things work smoothly on the air and that he’s therefore focusing on simply hanging out with Brady and building a friendship with him.
Brady, as everyone knows, won seven Super Bowl championships during his 23-year NFL career, and he’s considered by most to be the greatest quarterback, if not the greatest player, in league history.
He also had the benefit of being coached by Bill Belichick, who is regarded as one of the greatest tacticians in football history, for most of his career.
It will be interesting to see if Brady will succeed greatly in his new role, but so far, the signs are pointing in a positive direction.