Greg Olsen has been widely praised for his performance in the booth this year, but now he has been thrust into an awkward position. This Sunday will mark the biggest called game of his broadcasting career while also knowing that his job will be given away to another former NFL player.
As the former tight end gets prepared for Super Bowl LVII, he has to take questions about Tom Brady taking his job. He has since revealed he won’t jump into the Fox booth until the start of the 2024 NFL season.
Olsen has been so good in his role as the No. 1 analyst at Fox and has quickly become one of the best analysts in all of football.
Olsen welcomed the challenge as he talked at Super Bowl media week on Tuesday.
“I knew what I had signed up for. I knew when I sat in the seat that that shadow was always going to kind of be there,” Olsen said, via ProFootballTalk. “My approach this year was very similar to my approach as a player. You can’t control that. You can’t control the next draft pick they bring in to take your spot. You can’t control the next rookie or in this case the greatest football player of all time. My hope was to just go out there and show that I belong and show that I might not have some of the résumé, playing quarterback in a big market, but as far as doing this job, that I belong. That’s been my mission. That’s been my objective the whole year. It could last one year, two years, 10 years.
“I don’t know what the future, but to know that I’ll at least have a chance to get this again next year and be back with Kevin and Erin [Andrews] and Tom [Rinaldi] and our producers that we’ve formed a really strong relationship with this year. It’s nice knowing that next Sunday won’t be my last time with this crew. How many more years, we don’t know yet. But at least Sunday won’t be the last one. That’s nice.”
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Olsen will now get to be heard by as many as 100 million people when he calls Super Bowl 57 with Burkhardt. We can only hope he lands on his feet somewhere at Fox when Brady makes his appearance in 2024.
Greg Olsen played in the NFL for 14 seasons before calling it quits. In total, Olsen racked up 8,683 receiving yards on 742 passes.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.