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The legendary former professional football star Tom Brady has finally revealed when he will make his debut as an NFL commentator for Fox Sports.

Brady’s first game as a color commentator will be on September 8 during the NFL’s opening weekend when the Cleveland Browns host the Dallas Cowboys. Brady announced this on Monday along with Fox NFL Sunday pregame analyst Michael Strahan as they spoke at Fox’s media upfront presentation in New York City.

Brady’s NFL Broadcasting Debut

“For the first time in five years, the NFL on Fox opens with the Dallas Cowboys. Yeah, it’s going to be your first game,” Strahan said to Brady.

Check out their full exchange in the video below.

Brady Eager To Get Started

Brady will be joined for this game, which is scheduled to start at 4:25 ET and to air on Fox, by the play-by-play announcer Kevin Burkhardt. The GOAT retired from professional football for a second time last year, saying that this time he really is ending his football career for good.

Prior to that, Brady signed a 10-year, $375 million contract to become a commentator with Fox. He’s made it clear that he’s excited to get started at his new job.

“Amazing. Obviously, having the Cowboys on is a huge draw,” he said yesterday. “As ‘America’s Team,’ that’s going to get a little hard for me to say that all the time. Understand they were the competition for a long time.”

Brady went on to praise the Cowboys’ quarterback Dak Prescott, describing him as one of the “great defensive players” in the league.

“Did that just slip out?” he joked, referencing that Prescott was a rival of his.

“I love covering them,” Brady said of the Cowboys. “I’ve been, obviously, going against them for a long time, and now I get to tell everyone how great they are.”

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Brady’s Previous Remarks On Becoming A Commentator

Back in January, Brady revealed that he’s already had some practice commentary sessions with Burkhardt at Fox Studios.

“I’ve been out to Fox Studios a few times and done some really dry runs with Kevin, who’s tremendous at what he does. I’m super excited to join an amazing team,” he explained at the time.

After 23 years of playing professional football, Brady is looking forward to speaking “to a wider audience” as he uses his voice in a “different way” than he has in the past.

Watch Brady talk more about this in the video below.

Brady is one of the most legendary NFL players of all time. He won seven Super Bowls throughout his lengthy career in the years 2002, 2004, 2005, 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2021. He was also named the NFL’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) five times in 2002, 2004, 2015, 2017, and 2021.

Find out more about Brady in the video below.

If anyone knows the game of football like the back of his hand, it’s Brady. His NFL commentary should be nothing short of fascinating to listen to. If you’re curious to see how Brady does, be sure to check out his first game in September!