“Keep playing, Tom.”
June 13, 2022
A Super Bowl quarterback who spent 17 years in the Sunday night football stand has firm advice for Tom Brady.
Hope Brady pays attention.
Joe Theismann, the former Redskins legend and Pro Bowler, was on CBS Sports Radio last week saying Brady should keep playing and avoid his pending FOX broadcast job while he can still play.
Hey, Theisman should be a guy Brady respects. He worked in the world of network broadcasting even before retiring from the NFL, and he did extremely well in his job.
“First of all, I would say, ‘Keep playing, Tom,'” Theismann began. “Just keep playing because whatever you’ve faced on the pitch will be different once you’re in the cabin. You have about three hours to communicate the game to people. I don’t think it’s ever really worked in that environment. Like everything else, there’s a transition period. … Let’s say he leaves the game at 45. Do we expect Tom Brady at 55, or at 50 years old, is still in the cabin? I don’t know. I wish him a lot of luok. He is extremely smart about the game, has excellent communication skills.
Joe made a similar point in regards to Brady honoring his 10-year, $375 million contract with FOX. Joe would bet Brady doesn’t last five years traveling more than 20 long weekends a year. Plus, it’s a seven-day-a-week job for a guy who claims he aspires to be a family man, in addition to his many business interests.
Theisman went on to say that the game analyst routine will be a huge transition for Brady and it will take real work for him to develop chemistry with a play-by-play man.
Theisman is right. “Keep playing, Tom.”