Former NFL player and current FOX NFL analyst, Greg Olsen, will serve as FOX’s lead NFL analyst for at least one more season in 2023, but that Tom Brady is expected to take his place on FOX’s No. 1 team alongside play-by-play announcer Kevin Burkhardt starting in 2024.
If Brady joins Olsen would hypothetically be kicked out of the number one spot as Fox’s analyst AND take a huge paycut. However, Olsen is not going down without a fight.
“I was willing to do a lot of the jobs that none of the other guys weren’t willing to do because they didn’t feel like they were worth like the jobs were worthy of them,” Olsen said.
Brady’s contract with FOX is reportedly worth $375 million over 10 years, and he is expected to replace Olsen on FOX’s No. 1 team alongside Kevin Burkhardt.
“I have to compete against quarterbacks. Hall all Famers and all the guys that are coming for the job that I have. Tom Brady, I’m sure you all read those news articles last week,” Olsen said. “But my my answer every time was I have all the respect in the world of tough for Tom Brady. I mean who doesn’t right like he’s the greatest I get it. I
understand why they went after him but I’m not gonna roll over and die.”
Olsen explained that he was willing to take on jobs that others felt were not worth their time, such as local and regional sports shows that were not well known. He realized that to make a career in the industry and be given opportunities to call important games, he needed to be good at it. Olsen knew that the Charlotte market was not a top market for TV networks, so he knew he had to be willing to take on smaller opportunities to get in front of decision-makers.
In 2015, he did an audition in LA for a blind audition calling a game that had already happened. He continued to take on opportunities like these, and in 2017, he was invited to join a three-man booth at Fox to call a game on his bye week. He made his own call sheet by hand and wrote his depth chart. In 2019, he was invited back to do a two-man booth. Olsen believes that nothing was unique about his path; he was just willing to do what others weren’t. He learned this mentality at the University of Miami, where he realized he had to do things that others weren’t willing to do to succeed. He carried this approach with him through his NFL career.
Greg Olsen is a former NFL tight end who played for several teams, including the Carolina Panthers and Seattle Seahawks. After retiring from football, he transitioned to broadcasting and has been serving as a lead NFL analyst for FOX since 2021. He is expected to continue in this role for at least one more season in 2023.
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Update: Greg Olsen says he’s not gonna “roll over and die” for Tom Brady as his future with FOX is in danger
He won’t leave until they kick him out.
— JPAFootball (@jasrifootball) February 20, 2023
FOX's Greg Olsen says that he’s not going to “roll over and die” if Tom Brady attempts to take his spot on the broadcasting booth.
"Never let myself lose the battle."
Olsen’s salary will be reduced from $10M to $3M once Brady begins his broadcasting career on the network. pic.twitter.com/sDdh5iTV1e
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) February 20, 2023
Former #Panthers TE FOX's Greg Olsen says that he’s not going to “roll over and die” if Tom Brady attempts to take his spot in the broadcasting booth.
"Never let myself lose the battle." 👏 pic.twitter.com/q67fhwO0ft
— NFL Rumors (@nflrums) February 20, 2023