Troy Aikman’s $90-million move from Fox to ESPN broke up one of sports broadcasting’s longest-tenured duos.
Last week, Front Office Sports’ Michael McCarthy reported the former New Orleans Saints head coach was negotiating with FOX Sports about becoming the network’s top game analyst. Not that does not look to be happening.
The Athletic’s Richard Deitsch is hearing that Greg Olsen, who worked for FOX last season, is the top contender.
“Speaking of Olsen: I’d consider him the leading contender to be Fox’s No. 1 NFL analyst when the season begins next September, but Fox Sports executives are going to continue to look around for a potential No. 1 analyst. As one well-connected Fox Sports staffer told me this week, top management looked at their NFL analyst roster last year as Aikman and Olsen in the top tier, and then others in tiers below. But that’s not a guarantee Olsen gets moved up,” he reports.
Olsen, the former NFL tight end, has received very good reviews early in his broadcasting career and just might be the perfect teammate to replace Aikman.