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Greg Olsen’s Fox Sports role comes into focus after Tom Brady arrival



Greg Olsen will have a relatively familiar broadcast partner this football season.

Fox Sports has cemented the obvious pairing of Olsen with Joe Davis on the network’s No. 2 NFL announcing team, sources told The Post.

Olsen had been previously working on the top team alongside Kevin Burkhardt, but Tom Brady is joining that booth as color commentator after spending a gap year between his final NFL season in 2022 and assuming his role as an announcer.

Greg Olsen has been Fox’s lead NFL analyst. Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Olsen and Davis have worked together in the past when Burkhardt was out for Fox MLB postseason hosting responsibilities.

In addition to his NFL job, Davis succeeded Joe Buck as the voice of the World Series in 2022.

Davis worked with former Cowboys great Daryl “Moose” Johnston, who is currently the executive vice president of football operations for the UFL, last season.

A Fox Sports spokesperson declined to comment.

Fox Sports has historically had a great eye for identifying and training announcing talent across its sports properties, signing Olsen in 2021.

Olsen will now be paired up with Joe Davis (above) on the No. 2 Fox broadcast. Getty Images

He and Burkhardt worked together on the No. 2 team that season, and then they were vaulted up to the top spot when Buck and Troy Aikman left the network to call “Monday Night Football” on ESPN.

Olsen quickly became an upper-echelon color commentator, widely acclaimed across the sports media industry.

Burkhardt and Olsen were on the call for Super Bowl 2023 in Arizona when the Chiefs defeated the Eagles.

During the 2022 offseason, Fox announced that Brady would eventually become the top color commentator on the network, and introduced him for the job at its Upfronts event earlier this week.

Greg Olsen and Kevin Burkhardt worked together the past three seasons on Fox Sports NFL coverage. AP

The Post previously reported that Brady’s deal with Fox is worth a total of $375 million over 10 years.

Speaking with Rich Eisen this past February, Olsen said he knew the deal that Brady was coming when he originally signed up to move up to the top team in 2022, but that he is nevertheless proud of what he and Burkhardt “put on tape.”

“My goal is to call No. 1 games. That has not changed. If anything I’m even more committed to chasing that path,” Olsen said, noting at the time that the plan “as of now” was for him to work with Davis.

“I’ve been honest with Fox and they’ve been clear with me. I want to call top games. I want to call Super Bowls. Games in front of 115 million people. That’s where the magic and excitement is. No different than as a player. Nobody ever signs up to be a player and just says, ‘I’m happy to be on the team.’ That’s not my style … How all that shakes out, as we all know, you can’t predict this industry, but I’ve enjoyed doing it.”

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