NFL legend and FOX broadcaster Terry Bradshaw, 74, jokes about DYING on air ahead of the Super Bowl
‘Remember the reviews!’ NFL legend and FOX broadcaster Terry Bradshaw, 74, jokes about DYING ahead of the Super Bowl after beating two forms of cancer
Terry Bradshaw joked Wednesday about dying live on air as he wrapped up another season as co-host of FOX NFL on Sunday.
The former Steelers quarterback and Hall of Famer has been with the show since its inception in 1994 and has no plans to retire anytime soon at the age of 74.
“I told FOX if I could just die on the show, think about the ratings, right? Aren’t we all about reviews? That would be huge,” he told reporters in Phoenix ahead of Sunday’s Super Bowl between the Chiefs and the Eagles.
“Not only that, it would be a huge procrastination. All broadcasters would say Bradshaw died on the FOX NFL show. Can you imagine the huge stuff? And maybe I’ll get a giant statue out front.”
Bradshaw has become a staple of FOX’s NFL coverage after retiring from his playing career in 1983, but serious health issues threatened that position — and his life — not long ago.
Terry Bradshaw has been with FOX NFL Sunday since 1994 and is currently 74 years old
Bradshaw announced last October that he had battled both bladder and skin cancer, although he was later diagnosed as cancer-free, which he remains to this day.
“I want to do it if I’m keeping my health together, I love what I do,” Bradshaw said Wednesday.
“But we all grow old. We’ll all be kicked out. I don’t look over my shoulder though [Tom] Brady comes in.’
The legendary Patriots and Bucs quarterback signed a 10-year, $375 million deal to work with the network and is scheduled to begin in fall 2024.
And Bradshaw said Wednesday it won’t be an easy transition for the seven-time Super Bowl champion.
“It’s not going to be easy,” said the four-time Super Bowl champion, who only played for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1970 to 1983. “The problem with Tom is that the whole world will be watching. Everyone wants to see how he’s doing.
“Tom will do the work,” Bradshaw said. “Television is me and you. I’m talking to you. I won’t talk over your head [or] under you. I’ll talk to you right away.
“We’re going to have some fun. We’re gonna keep it simple. We will have a good visit today. It’s television,’ he added. “The faster he can learn and relax [the better he’ll be].’
Bradshaw said on Wednesday the transfer will not be a cakewalk for Tom Brady
Brady announced his second retirement from the NFL last week after 23 years in the league
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