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Greg Olsen signs on to be NFL analyst for Fox Sports after playing career

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Greg Olsen has his retirement plans all set up, for whenever his playing career comes to an end.

Andrew Marchand, a sports media columnist for the New York Post, reported on Monday that Olsen and Fox Sports have agreed to a deal that will see the Seahawks tight end become their No. 2 NFL analyst upon retirement. In the booth, Olsen will be joined by Kevin Burkhardt, behind the number-one pairing of Joe Buck and Troy Aikman.

During the XFL’s short-lived 2020 season, Olsen and Burkhardt joined forces to call games for Fox Sports. Additionally, Olsen has served as an analyst for NFL games twice before. In 2019, he helped to call a Giants-Cardinals game during the Panthers’ bye week. While on injured reserve in 2017, Olsen served as an analyst for a Vikings-Rams game, again during Carolina’s bye week.

According to Marchand’s report, Fox Sports “would wait for” Olsen should he decide to play beyond the 2020 season. News of Olsen and Fox Sports’ agreement comes less than a week after Olsen announced the launch of his own podcast, TE1. So, while Fox Sports will wait for Olsen if needed, it appears media is in the tight end’s present and future plans.