- Brady signed a 10-year, $375 million deal with Fox after he retired from the NFL
- Olsen has become a fan favorite since beginning his role as a broadcaster
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Former NFL quarterback Tom Brady is set to take over as Fox Sports’ lead NFL analyst in the fall, making Sunday the final night former NFL tight end Greg Olsen will hold the lead position.
Brady previously signed a 10-year, $375 million deal with Fox to take over as their lead analyst after he retired from the NFL last year.
The 46-year-old future Hall of Famer previously said he was going to take the year to ‘become great’ in his next career, while also taking care of some things in his personal life.
Brady’s looming addition to Fox’s broadcasting lineup has, however, brought up the question of what will happen to Olsen, who has become a fan favorite during his three years as the company’s lead broadcaster.
Olsen recently addressed the Brady-sized cloud hanging over his future while speaking to Sports Illustrated when he said: ‘Whatever team I’m on next year, whatever my future holds, wherever I am, so be it.
Former NFL quarterback Tom Brady is set to take over as Fox Sports lead NFL analyst in the fall
Brady’s pending addition puts the future of current No. 1 analyst Greg Olsen under question
Brady signed a 10-year $375 million deal with Fox after he retired from the NFL for good
‘Obviously I’m on the record about how much I respect Tom. I understand the situation, he’s the greatest football player of all time. I get it. I understand what we all signed up for. But it is not going to alter one thing we do.’
Chances are high that Olsen will remain with Fox and sit firmly in the network’s No. 2 spot at least for the season.
Although being bumped to the No. 2 broadcasting role would come with a massive 70 percent pay cut that would send Olsen’s salary tumbling from $10 million to $3 million, according to the New York Post, it may prove to be his best long-term option.
Brady has previously been connected with acquiring an ownership stake in the Las Vegas Raiders, which could see his stint with Fox be short-lived and allow Olsen to move back to the No. 1 role after only one or two seasons.