Tom Brady teases SiriusXM show with Jim Gray, Larry Fitzgerald
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports

Tom Brady teases SiriusXM show with Jim Gray, Larry Fitzgerald

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have known their weekly opponents for the 2021 NFL regular season since the league's May schedule release, but Tom Brady added a new weekly commitment Monday (Aug. 2).

The Bucs quarterback—he turns 44 tomorrow (Aug. 3), by the way—announced he will host new SiriusXM show Let's Go  with Jim Gray and Larry Fitzgerald beginning this fall:

Gray, an Emmy-winning sportscaster and best-selling author of Talking to GOATS, teased that the show will cover Brady's games as the season unfolds, "everything going on across the NFL," but won't only focus on football.

"At 44 years old, I think I've been able to experience a lot of different things through sports that correlate to successful life, successful family, successful relationships, successful business careers," the three-time MVP said in the above clip. "And I've been very fortunate to be surrounded by amazing people that have taught me ... to be the very best that I can be at what I do."

"That daily calibration of life is something that I always work at," Brady added. "I wake up thinking, 'I'm not gonna be robotic today. I'm not gonna just get on the treadmill and do the same thing. I'm gonna try to figure out how to be a little bit more efficient with my day.' And hopefully, I can share some stories that other people can use, that they can relate to, and that they can activate in their life to hopefully accomplish some of the great things in their life, too."

The former New England Patriots legend also lauded Arizona Cardinals all-time great receiver Fitzgerald, who is at the center of retirement speculation: "Fitzy has been a longtime friend. One of the amazing athletes in the NFL. Has had an amazing career. I think second in stats really only to Jerry Rice. ... First-ballot Hall of Famer. Not only that, but a first-ballot Hall of Fame human being."

Fitzgerald has played all 17 years of his NFL career in Arizona, while Brady upended the league's landscape by departing New England after 20 years for Tampa Bay during free agency in March 2020. 

Brady settled right in with the Bucs, leading the franchise to its first Super Bowl championship since the 2002 campaign and bolstering his individual all-time-leading status to seven titles and five Super Bowl MVPs. Tampa crushed the then-defending champion Kansas City Chiefs 31-9 in February's Super Bowl LV.

Tampa will begin its road to a repeat Thursday, Sept. 9, when the Dallas Cowboys visit Raymond James Stadium.

Megan Armstrong (@megankarmstrong) is a writer with previous work appearing in places such as Billboard, Bleacher Report, GQ and others. She's most interested in writing about people and how they live their lives, through the framework of music, entertainment and sports.

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