Tom Brady has just about every piece of hardware you can get out of playing in the NFL. But there’s one honor that the predecessor in his new job has that he doesn’t.
Carolina Panthers great and Emmy Award-winning color commentator Greg Olsen is expected to be replaced in FOX’s No. 1 broadcast booth by Brady starting next season. And the seven-time Super Bowl winner and three-time Most Valuable Player had a ton of praise for the former tight end on Tuesday.
“I think Greg’s done an incredible job,” he said on The Pat McAfee Show. “I have so much respect for him, how he approaches his job. He’s super-prepared in what he does. I think he does an incredible job every time he’s on. I love listening to him.”
Olsen began his full-time gig behind the mic in 2021, a year after retiring from the game. Since then, the franchise legend has gained critical acclaim for his work alongside play-by-play man Kevin Burkhardt, who will be partnering up with Brady moving forward.
“And I’m just gonna go in there and do the best I can do with my own perspective,” Brady later added. “And I certainly have had a unique vision and perspective of the game of 23 years.”
Well, it doesn’t happen often—but the “GOAT” will have some pretty big shoes to fill.