Last week we reported on some of the possible names that may be in the booth for the XFL this February. Today, we’re hearing another interesting name that may also be on the horizon. According to Andrew Marchand of the NYPost is reporting that “Fox is expected to land Greg Olsen for some XFL games”.
Fox is expected yo try to land Olsen for some XFL games, then he could in prime position for a big game analyst role. https://t.co/FaPnvpkjrN
— Andrew Marchand (@AndrewMarchand) October 21, 2019
Olsen served as the booth analyst this week for FOX’s coverage of the Arizona Cardinals-New York Giants game. He worked alongside play-by-play man Kenny Albert with Lindsay Czarniak serving as the field reporter. Obviously, it’s a rare occurrence for an active player to join the booth in an capacity during the season.
Olsen was on his bye week with the Panthers and FOX likes him so much, he’s been given an assignment to keep his broadcasting skills fresh.
It seems that Olsen is readying himself for a career in broadcasting now and is seizing every opportunity thrown his way even if it collides with his bye week, which at this stage of his career is a welcome respite.