It is broadly assumed that Fox lead NFL analyst Greg Olsen will lose his chair to retired quarterback Tom Brady subsequent season due to the 10-year deal reportedly price $375M that Brady and Fox agreed to following the 2021 marketing campaign.
Media insider Jimmy Traina of Sports activities Illustrated recommended in a column revealed on Friday that each Olsen and Brady may work alongside play-by-play announcer Kevin Burkhardt this coming fall.
“This won’t make sense financially as a result of Brady is getting paid a ton and if Olsen stays a No. 1 man, he will get a hefty paycheck,” Traina wrote. “However this is likely to be Fox’s greatest wager so that they keep away from the backlash of demoting Olsen. It might additionally take the goal off Brady’s again as a result of, whether or not Brady seems to be a terrific analyst, individuals are going to robotically be down on Brady over the notion that he bumped Olsen.”
Whereas Olsen repeatedly has hinted he understands this Sunday’s NFC Championship Sport between the Detroit Lions and San Francisco 49ers would be the final time he works in Fox’s high commentary sales space, he apparently said in a latest interview that “we are going to see what occurs” past the ultimate weekend of January.
CBS has the broadcast rights for Tremendous Bowl LVIII.
There’s no indication Brady is having second ideas about becoming a member of Fox though he seemingly may land a job as a QB1 for a contender in some unspecified time in the future earlier than the 2024 season. For what it is price, neither Traina nor every other media reporters have been capable of lock down Fox’s intentions for Week 1 in September.
“If I needed to guess, I’d say as of as we speak, Fox doesn’t even know what it’s going to do with Olsen subsequent season,” Traina defined.
Again in October, Chris Novak of Terrible Asserting talked about that a number of NFL media companions featured three-man cubicles prior to now. Fox embracing the concept for at the least one season might be greatest for everybody concerned, particularly if there are any indicators this summer season that Brady will not be a top-tier broadcaster on his first day within the sales space.