Greg Olsen Signs Future Analyst Deal With Fox Sports

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Tight end Greg Olsen not only signed a new contract with the Seattle Seahawks this offseason, but he has now reportedly signed a deal with Fox Sports to be their future No. 2 NFL game analyst when he retires, according to the New York Post.

The All-Pro spent the last eight seasons with the Carolina Panthers before being released this offseason and signing with Seattle on a one-year, $7 million deal.

It's no surprise that Olsen will enter the broadcasting booth as the 35-year old has spent plenty of time as an analyst in recent years including the Super Bowl pre-game show, select playoff games, the NFL Combine and most recently, XFL games.

In January, it was reported that Fox Sports would offer Olsen a contract if he decided to retire but will now have him locked up for when that day comes.

"Those opportunities are super enticing," Olsen told Joe Person of The Athletic in February. "I worked all weekend with Fox and they’ve been awesome with me. They’ve given me so many great opportunities, so many great platforms. Being a part of their pre-game and post-game Super Bowl coverage, calling games in the past. I’ve done stuff with other networks. Those opportunities are definitely still on the table.”

The deal is similar to what New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees recently did, signing with NBC following his retirement.

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