Greg Olsen Reveals Goals After Being Replaced By Tom Brady

The Panthers legend addresses his demotion in favor of Tom Brady.
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The Carolina Panthers great Greg Olsen has been doing an excellent job since joining Fox Sports as a full-time broadcaster following his retirement in 2021. He has been the lead color commentator for NFL on Fox, winning two Sports Emmys in the process. Despite this, he recently lost his spot as the No. 1 analyst to Tom Brady.

Olsen will continue working as the No. 2 on the hierarchy behind the seven-time Super Bowl winner. His demotion hasn't deterred him from reaching his goals. He addressed this development in Owen Poindexter's podcast Front Office Sports Today.

"My aspirations are still to be a No. 1 analyst, whether it's at Fox or elsewhere. That will never change as long as I do this. I'm not just content to be there, I'm not just happy to have a seat. I want the top seat, and I want that wherever that opportunity allows and I'll never stop working for that. I feel more motivated for that now more than ever."

Greg Olsen

Olsen said his "goal is to be the best" in NFL broadcasting. This is laudable. Instead of feeling frustrated, he is willing to put in the work and continue to get better in his new career.

There is no doubt that Olsen is capable of taking over as the No. 1 analyst again. He has succeeded throughout his career, being the first tight end to have three straight 1,000+ yard seasons. He has been the face of consistency and reliability during his Panthers tenure.

It is understandable that NFL on Fox would make Tom Brady, arguably the greatest player of all time, the face of their broadcasts. Whether he will be able to replicate what Olsen brought to the screen, however, remains to be seen.

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