Panthers TE Greg Olsen may broadcast an NFL game during his bye week
Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen may broadcast an NFL game during his bye week next season.
The New York Post’s Andrew Marchand (via Pro Football Talk’s Darin Gantt) reported on the development on June 19.
Panthers tight end Greg Olsen has a future in television, and he may have a present in it again this year.
According to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post, Olsen could end up calling a game during the Panthers’ Oct. 20 bye week.
Officials at FOX are trying to determine if he can work a game, the week after the Panthers’ trip to London.
He worked a game during his bye week in 2017 (which the Vikings objected to at the time), and was considered for the Monday Night Football opening (though he said he was intent on playing this year).
Report: FOX trying to determine if Greg Olsen can call a game during Panthers’ bye week https://t.co/jLUBYqucrH
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) June 19, 2019
Marchand confirms Olsen will broadcast just one game in the 2019 NFL season. Olsen could work in a two-man booth on October 20, Carolina’s bye week.
Olsen has also “spoken with networks the past two offseasons,” per the New York Post. This could be an indication Olsen will venture into broadcasting on a full-time basis once he hangs up his cleats.
Olsen has done a credible job in the booth the past few years. He certainly has what it takes to excel in the role. It wouldn’t be hard to imagine him breaking down football games for a national television audience for many years to come.