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Cris Collinsworth reveals advice to Tom Brady ahead of Fox NFL debut after ex-QB’s ‘insane and intense’ phone call

NBC announcer Cris Collinsworth has revealed Tom Brady called him for advice ahead of the new NFL season.

Seven-time Super Bowl winner Brady, 46, is starting a new job in the Fox Sports broadcast booth in September.

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Cris Collinsworth has revealed to Kay Adams (left) a phone call he received from Tom Brady[/caption]

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The NFL legend was looking for advice ahead of his broadcasting debut with Fox in the fall[/caption]

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Collinsworth revealed Brady has been hard at work preparing for the new venture[/caption]

Collinsworth retired from the NFL in 1988 and has since spent over three decades in broadcasting.

He has previously served as a color commentator on Fox NFL Sunday and has won 17 Sports Emmys over his career.

The 65-year-old joined Kay Adams on her show Up & Adams to discuss Brady’s move into the booth on Tuesday.

Collinsworth revealed an “insane and intense” Brady had “called him” to discuss plans for the role.

“Tom is a great guy. He’s gonna be brilliant,” he continued.

“I mean, our whole life we’ve been trying to anticipate what Tom Brady was thinking when he came to the line of scrimmage, and God right, and now we’re gonna hear it.

“He’s studying hard. He’s working on it.”

Brady retired from football in February 2023 after 23 seasons and seven Super Bowl rings.

The 46-year-old has no prior broadcast experience but penned a ten-year, $375 million deal with Fox.

“He’s done 1000 different practice games,” Collinsworth added.


“I was like, ‘Tom, just be you.’ People know who you are. Just be you.

“Go on there and talk about football and have some fun. He’ll be great.”

Brady recently opened up on his biggest regret after leaving football behind just over a year ago.

He appeared on the popular The Pivot podcast hosted by Ryan Clark, Channing Crowder, and Fred Taylor.

“When I see these young players, I see like Patrick [Mahomes] out there at quarterback, running around, laughing, having fun, I’m like, ‘I used to be like that. What the hell happened?”’ Brady said.

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“People have said that Tom and I have butted heads a lot and, in a way, that was true. But not really. It was hard to butt heads with Tom because he was so far up Alex Guerrero’s a**.”
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“Tom, good luck buying the Raiders. They did your favorite thing for you already – they got rid of Jimmy Garoppolo.”
Robert Kraft

“Everybody asks me which ring is my favorite. I used to say, ‘The next one.’ But now that I’m retired, my favorite ring is the camera that caught Coach Belichick slinking out of that poor girl’s house at 6 a.m. a few months ago.”
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“There were rumors Coach Belichick was gonna be here tonight. Turns out he has some time on his hands. Look, at least when I was fired somebody else wanted me.”
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“I just got too serious, but, again, I can only look back and think, ‘Okay, if I do it again, which I’ll never do it again, I would be different.’ But the reality is, you can’t.

“So you learn from it. Now, next phase of life, enjoy it a little more.

“I wouldn’t say I took the success for granted. Maybe I took some of the wins for granted, like in the playing career.

“I mean, the reason I fell in love with football was … never to be a champion. I love just throwing the football.”

The GOAT U-turned on an initial retirement in 2021, returning to play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for one final season.

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