Tom Brady announced his (final) retirement from NFL football on Wednesday, which opens the door for the 45-year-old to begin his second career as a broadcaster for FOX Sports.
FOX executive chair and CEO Lachlan Murdoch announced last May that Brady will join the network as its lead NFL analyst "immediately following his playing career," so it appears Brady's 10-year, $375 million contract with FOX will kick in very soon.
But just how soon? Will we see Brady as part of FOX's broadcast coverage of the Kansas City Chiefs' matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LVII? Apparently not, as the retired quarterback "is not part of the network's plans for Super Bowl coverage," TMZ Sports reported Wednesday.Gisele Bündchen Poses in See-Through Dress for Another Photoshoot 3 Months After Tom Brady Divorce
In fact, Brady's retirement announcement Wednesday morning apparently caught FOX Sports off-guard.
"Our Brady sources tell us the announcement was equally surprising to FOX Sports ... who had no idea Brady was going to call it a career this morning," TMZ Sports reported.
Brady's announcement did appear to come out of the blue; many assumed Brady would return for a 24th NFL season, with most speculation centered around where the seven-time Super Bowl champion would land in 2023, not if he'd continue playing.
After stepping back from her jetsetting modeling days (she topped Forbes' highest-paid model list from 2002 to 2016) to raise the children she shares with her ex Tom Brady, Benjamin Rein, 12, and Vivian Lake, 9, the supermodel, author and entrepreneur is kicking her career back into high gear with one high-profile campaign and photoshoot after another.
Earlier this month, Bündchen fronted Louis Vuitton's Yayoi Kusama collection campaign, posing topless in jeans while modeling off the new handbag collection. Since then she's been seen shooting beachside in Miami — first in a plunging, purple one-piece and now in a sheer black dress that leaves little to the imagination.
The latest shots show Bündchen serving seaside in her current home state, Florida.
Bündchen's renewed career focus comes three months after she and Brady finalized their divorce on Oct. 28 after 13 years of marriage. In a three-page legal document obtained by PEOPLE, it was officially declared that the marriage was dissolved and "irretrievably broken."
Since then she's been spending time between Miami and Costa Rica with her kids and their family jiu-jitsu instructor Joaquim Valente, with whom she's developed a close friendship.
Gotta watch out for those jiu-jitsu instructors.