Greg Olsen issues serious warning to Tom Brady over Fox Sports job

Fox Sports’ lead NFL analyst Greg Olsen is not giving up his top spot without a fight. The former tight end has issued a warning to the recently retired quarterback Tom Brady, who will join the network in 2024.

Brady signed a massive $375 million deal in 2022, which will come into effect once he starts his broadcasting career after retirement from the NFL. Olsen made it clear that he has no plans of giving up his booth duties without a fight.

At a recent event in Charlotte, Olsen was asked about his future, and he responded by saying, “I have to compete against quarterbacks and Hall of Famers, all the guys that are coming for the job that I have. Tom Brady, I’m sure you read those news articles last week. But my answer every time was, I have all the respect in the world for Tom Brady. Who doesn’t, right? He’s the greatest, I get it, I understand why they went after him. But I’m not going to roll over and die.”

Olsen is willing to do what other analysts aren’t willing to do, and he will fight to retain his position until Fox kicks him out.

Olsen has a point to prove, as his Fox salary would have dropped from $10 million to $3 million had he lost his lead analyst gig to Brady later this year. The former tight end’s contract includes an opt-out that allows him to pursue a No. 1 analyst position with a different company. Olsen and play-by-play broadcaster Kevin Burkhardt have received high praise after Troy Aikman and Joe Buck headed to ESPN. Olsen knows that the job is his for now, but he wants to make sure Fox executives remember his contributions before next February happens.

It is not just Olsen who is aware of the competition for the top analyst position. Tom Brady has been making headlines with his agreement to join Fox Sports, which has resulted in an intense rivalry for the job between the two former NFL players.

Brady’s broadcasting career will begin soon, and he has already been in the studio with Fox Sports, which has given him a head start. The stage is set, and the competition is heating up as Olsen and Brady prepare to go head-to-head for the lead NFL analyst gig at Fox Sports. It remains to be seen who will come out on top, but one thing is for sure: it will be a battle worth watching.




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