FOX Sports names new lead NFL play-by-play broadcaster to replace Joe Buck, per report
FOX Sports has had to shuffle its NFL broadcast lineup after its No. 1 team of Joe Buck and Troy Aikman left for ESPN to call Monday Night Football.
According to a report from Andrew Marchand of the New York Post, the network has found a replacement for Buck, at least.
Per Marchand, Kevin Burkhardt will be the new No. 1 play-by-play guy, which will lead to some immediate Super Bowl opportunities:
Now, Burkhardt will be named the No. 1 voice on Fox’s NFL games, The Post has learned. Burkhardt and Fox are finalizing a new long-term contract, according to sources, that will make him the voice of the network’s Super Bowls.
This means Burkhardt will be on the call for two of the next three Super Bowls, including Feb. 12 in Glendale, Arizona.
There is still the question of who Burkhardt will be paired with. Marchand’s report said FOX reached out to Tom Brady before he decided to play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers again in 2022.
Another potential candidate is Greg Olsen, the former NFL tight end who was paired with Burkhardt on FOX’s No. 2 NFL team for the 2021 season.
We’ll see who ends up getting that spot, but there is still plenty of time before the 2022 season starts.