- Brady signed a 10-year, $375 million contract with Fox after retiring 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 expected to take over as Fox Sports' lead NFL analyst in the fall, leaving former NFL tight end Greg Olsen in the lead position on Sunday's final night.
Brady previously signed a 10-year, $375 million deal with Fox to take over as lead analyst after retiring from the NFL last year.
The 46-year-old future Hall of Famer previously said he would take the year to “go great” in his next career while also taking care of some things in his personal life.
But Brady's looming addition to Fox's network lineup has raised questions about what will happen to Olsen, who has become a fan favorite during his three years as the company's lead broadcaster.
Olsen addressed the Brady-sized cloud hanging over his future in a recent conversation with Sports Illustrated when he said, “Whatever team I play next year, whatever my future holds, wherever I am , That's how it should be.”
Former NFL quarterback Tom Brady is expected to take over as Fox Sports' lead NFL analyst in the fall
Brady's impending addition calls into question the future of current No. 1 analyst Greg Olsen
Brady signed a 10-year, $375 million contract with Fox after permanently retiring from the NFL
“Of course I will say how much I respect Tom. I understand the situation, he is the greatest football player of all time. I get it. I understand what we all signed up for. But it won’t change what we do.”
There's a good chance Olsen will stay at Fox and remain firmly in the network's No. 2 slot for at least this season.
According to the New York Post, while being relegated to the second-largest broadcast role would come with a massive 70 percent pay cut that would drop Olsen's salary from $10 million to $3 million, it could prove to be his best long-term option.
Brady has previously been linked to purchasing an ownership stake in the Las Vegas Raiders, which could mean his time on Fox could be short-lived and could allow Olsen to move back to No. 1 after just a season or two -Return role.