Joe Theismann offers sound advice to Tom Brady for broadcasting career

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Tom Brady is really good at what he does.

The 44-year-old is the best quarterback in NFL history and he’s the most accomplished player of all time. Brady’s been to 10 Super Bowls and he currently has seven rings, while striving to collect more. There isn’t anything he can’t do on a football field and that’s likely the reason for him to come out of a 40-day retirement.

One thing that Brady hasn’t done in his career — spend time in the booth calling NFL games. Regardless, he will be the lead FOX Sports analyst following his retirement and it will be a huge transition for many reasons.

Joe Theismann played quarterback in the NFL, won a Super Bowl and later transitioned to a broadcasting career. While joining The DA Show on Friday, he offered some advice while discussing Brady’s next move.

“First of all, I’d say keep playing, Tom. Just keep playing. Because, whatever you faced on the field, it’ll be different once you go in the booth,” Theismann said. “You have three hours, roughly, to communicate the game to people. I don’t think he’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 at 55, or 50, to still be in the booth? I don’t know.

“I wish him a lot of luck. He’s extremely intelligent about the game, and has terrific communication skills. And now, you walk into the booth and it’s a bit different. Things are done there in soundbites because you have to give the play-by-play guys a chance to their job. So, there’s a bit of a routine that has to be developed, a chemistry that needs to be developed… And I want it to be a good listen… I’m as interested as anybody.”

Brady’s a student of the game and his preparation has always been incredible — so, it is possible he can find his groove with enough time and intentionality.

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