PHOENIX — Fox Sports CEO Eric Shanks and the network’s executive producer, Brad Zeiger, said there will be no surprise appearances from Tom Brady on Sunday’s Super Bowl 2023 pregame show.
“He won’t come to our set,” Zager said during an interview at the network’s media day on Tuesday. “He won’t be in the booth.”
Shanks also confirmed that will be the case during an appearance on “The Marchand & Orand Sports Media” podcast, which will be available Wednesday.
Brady has already announced that he will not begin his tenure with Fox Sports until the fall of 2024, opting to take a year off before joining the network. The Post reported that his contract will be for 10 years and $375 million.
Greg Olsen will serve as Fox’s lead game analyst in the Super Bowl, but he knows Brady is contracted to take over his No. 1 spot after next season.
“I knew what I signed up for,” Olson said. “I knew when I sat in the seat that shadow was always there. My approach this year was very similar to my approach as a player. You can’t control that. You can’t control the next draft. You can’t control the puck they bring in to replace you. You can’t control the next rookie or the greatest football player of all time for that matter. My hope was just to go out there and show that. I belong and it was to show that I may not have some resume, playing quarterback in a big market, but as far as doing this job, I belong. That’s been my mission. It’s been all year. My goal has been. It could last a year, two years, 10 years.
When Brady joins, Olson will move from the top team to No. 2 and his salary will drop from about $10 million to $3 million.
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