FOX Sports reveals lead NFL broadcast team

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FOX Sports on Tuesday made it official: The network, which will broadcast Super Bowl LVII, has a new No. 1 broadcast team.

With Joe Buck and Troy Aikman off to ESPN and Monday Night Football, FOX has handed the keys to the lead broadcast booth to Kevin Burkhardt and Greg Olsen.

The sidelines will be patrolled by Erin Andrews and Tom Rinaldi.

The team makes its regular-season debut on Sunday, Sept. 11, from Minneapolis, as the Minnesota Vikings host the Green Bay Packers in an NFC North showdown

Olson was honored and ecstatic.

Of course, Olsen is keeping the seat warm until Tom Brady decides to officially retire.

The official press release:

NEW YORK – FOX Sports – the most-watched NFL network – names three-time NFL Pro Bowler Greg Olsen as this season’s lead NFL analyst, joining renowned play-by-play announcer Kevin Burkhardt in the booth. Veteran reporters Erin Andrews and Tom Rinaldi, along with trailblazing rules expert Mike Pereira, round out the team as they prepare for the network’s top regular and postseason games – culminating with FOX’s 10th all-time Super Bowl presentation.

“We’re thrilled to have this team steward our industry leading and award-winning coverage as we embark on our 29th NFL season, highlighted by our 10th Super Bowl,” said FOX Sports President of Production/Operations and Executive Producer Brad Zager. “Last season, Kevin and Greg showed viewers their undeniable chemistry and ability to call football at an elite level. We can’t wait for fans to see what they’re going to bring to AMERICA’S GAME OF THE WEEK, the NFL Playoffs and Super Bowl LVII.”

… Although Burkhardt and Olsen are no strangers to the NFL’s championship game – Burkhardt having previously called three Super Bowl world feeds and Olsen serving as an NFL studio analyst for FOX Sports’ coverage of Super Bowl LIV in Miami – Super Bowl LVII will be the first time they each call the national broadcast, respectively.