‘Think about the ratings!’ NFL legend and FOX broadcaster Terry Bradshaw, 74, jokes about DYING on air ahead of Super Bowl after beating two forms of cancer
Terry Bradshaw joked Wednesday about dying live on air as he wraps up another season as a FOX NFL Sunday co-host.
The former Steelers quarterback and Hall of Famer has been with the show since its inception in 1994 and has no plans to step down anytime soon at the age 74.
‘I told FOX, if I could just die on the show, think about the ratings, right? Are we not about ratings? That’d be huge,’ he said to reporters in Phoenix ahead of Sunday’s Super Bowl between the Chiefs and Eagles.
‘Not only that, it’d be a huge carryover. All the networks would be saying that Bradshaw died on the FOX NFL show. Can you imagine the huge stuff? And maybe I get a huge statue out front.’
Bradshaw has become a fixture on FOX’s NFL coverage after ending his playing career in 1983, but serious health issues threatened that position – and his life – not that long ago.
Terry Bradshaw has been with FOX NFL Sunday since 1994, and is currently 74 years old
Bradshaw revealed last October that he battled both bladder and skin cancer, though he was later diagnosed as cancer-free, which remains the case today.
‘I want to do it, if I keep my health together, I love what I’m doing,’ Bradshaw said Wednesday.
‘But we all get old. We all get kicked out. I’m not looking over my shoulder, but [Tom] Brady is coming in.’
The legendary Patriots and Bucs quarterback signed a 10-year, $375million deal to work with the network, and is set to start in the fall of 2024.
And Bradshaw said Wednesday that it won’t be a simple transition for the seven-time Super Bowl champ.
‘It won’t be easy,’ said the four-time Super Bowl champion, who only played for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1970 until 1983. ‘The problem with Tom is the whole world is gonna watch. Everyone wants to see how he does.
‘Tom will put the work in,’ Bradshaw said. ‘TV is me and you. I’m talking to you. I’m not gonna talk over your head [or] below you. I’m gonna talk right to you.
‘We’re gonna have some fun. We’re gonna keep it simple. We’re gonna have a good visit today. That’s television,’ he added. ‘The quicker he can learn that, and relax [the better he’ll be].’
Bradshaw said Wednesday that broadcasting won’t be a walk in the park for Tom Brady
Brady announced his second retirement from the NFL last week after 23 years in the league
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