Seahawks’ Greg Olsen signs deal with Fox Sports to become future NFL game analyst
Greg Olsen is preparing to play his first season with the Seattle Seahawks, but he already has a gig lined up for after he’s done playing in the NFL. According to the New York Post, Olsen is signing a deal with Fox Sports to become a future NFL game analyst.
Following the end of the 2019 season, Olsen nearly inked a deal with Fox Sports to become an analyst. However, the veteran tight end was offered a one-year, $7 million deal by the Seahawks. The three-time Pro Bowler couldn’t pass up the opportunity to catch passes from Russell Wilson in possibly his last season in the league.
Even when Olsen was with the Carolina Panthers, he would join the booth on Fox Sports during the team’s bye weeks in recent seasons. Therefore, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that he’ll be making the transition to the booth time full-time once he hangs up his cleats with the Seahawks or another team. Olsen is expected to be joining Kevin Burkhardt when he decides to begin his career after football.
We’ve seen former players make the move from the gridiron to the booth over the years. Most recently, Tony Romo has redefined the analyst role for former players after finalizing a historic extension with CBS this offseason. Romo began working alongside Jim Nantz in 2017 after he retired from the Dallas Cowboys.
The 35-year-old pass-catcher is hoping to have a productive year in his debut season with the Seahawks. Even at 34 years old a season ago, Olsen finished with a modest 52 receptions for 597 yards and two touchdowns. While Olsen could probably contribute on the field for a few more years, he appears to be headed to the booth as soon as 2021.