If the Washington Commanders have proven one thing over the last couple of seasons, it’s that they don’t fear Tom Brady.
Between pushing Brady and the eventual Super Bow champion Buccaneers to the brink of an upset in the first round of the 2020 playoffs and pulling off a surprise upset of the NFC heavyweights in Week 10 of last season, the Commanders have been anything but overwhelmed by the consensus greatest to ever do it.
As we know, Brady retired from the NFL only to announce his return one month later. There were rumors hinting at a potential move to the Dolphins, but he’s back with the Buccaneers for at least the 2022 season. Even when TB12 officially calls it quits, football fans won’t see the last of him on Sunday’s.
Per a report from the New York Post, Brady will receive a 10-year, $375 million (!) contract to become FOX’s lead color analyst. The contract is worth more than double what CBS’ Tony Romo and ESPN’s Troy Aikman currently earn.
This is further proof that Brady is inevitable, but his gargantuan contract got us thinking about which Commanders players could follow Brady into the broadcast booth once they retire given their vibrant personalities.
4 Commanders who should follow Tom Brady to broadcast booth
4. Cornelius Lucas
Lucas could easily rank higher on this list. The only reason he doesn’t? He basically confirmed after re-signing with the Commanders this offseason that his retirement will include living on a beach, “driving fast cars” and simply enjoying life.
If the valuable swing tackle could possibly be convinced to put his desired luxurious lifestyle on hold after he retires, he’d be a massive hit as a broadcaster. At the very least, Lucas would deliver all-time quotes in his analysis. Here’s what he told the media about his free agency experience after he re-signed.
“I picked up a good amount of traction, more than I have in the past. But everyone was faking and booty-shaking and Washington was the only one that came through.”
Are you serious? If Lucas can make free agency sound that hilarious, imagine what he could do calling games on Sundays. We could be looking at Chris Berman-esque sound effects and one-liners. Make it happen!
3. Tress Way
Non-Commanders fans will scoff at the idea of a punter joining the broadcast booth, but former 14-year NFL kicker Jay Feely works as a color analyst for CBS. More importantly, Way is more than qualified for such a gig.
The veteran punter hosts his own YouTube show, which is as humorous as it is compelling. That’s how you draw an audience, folks. On top of being one of the funniest guys in Washington’s locker room, Way knows when it’s time to get serious and he’d be excellent in terms of striking a proper balance between the two.