Drew Brees could switch from NBC to Fox in possible NFL-TV craze

After just one season at NBC, it’s possible that Drew Brees will join Fox Sports, The Post has learned.

Fox’s role as No. 1 match analyst remains vacant after Troy Aikman fled for ESPN and landed a five-year, $90 million deal.

While Greg Olsen remains the leading in-house candidate to become Fox Sports’ No. 1 NFL game analyst, sources say Brees is in the mix.

Even if Brees leaves NBC for Fox, Olsen could still be promoted to Fox’s executive team with Kevin Burkhardt.

In this scenario, Brees would team up with either Joe Davis or Adam Amin on Team #2. Brees and Olsen were both rookie NFL analysts last year.

The Post previously reported that Burkhardt will replace Joe Buck as Fox’s lead NFL game caller. Buck followed Aikman to ESPN and Monday Night Football.

In his first season at NBC, Brees began enjoying games more than the studio, according to sources. Amazon also likes Brees, which could create the possibility of him working on “Thursday Night Football” and then calling games for Fox on Sundays.

NBC got Brees into believing he could be its future No. 1 NFL game analyst, but then extended Cris Collinsworth’s contract to call “Sunday Night Football” games, leaving Brees the option to watch home games from Notre Dame, some NFL games to analyze further and the weekly Sunday night studio show.

Drew Brees could leave NBC for Fox.
Drew Brees could leave NBC for Fox.
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Drew Brees prefers naming games to being in the studio.
Drew Brees prefers naming games to being in the studio.

With Bree’s penchant for gaming, Fox could be an enticing possibility. Despite the playoff game in which Brees struggled with Mike Tirico, Fox Sports executives believe Brees still has potential, according to sources. Brees has the well-known quarterback pedigree that resembles CBS’s Aikman and Tony Romo.

Another note on Fox and NBC: they worked closely together on the USFL. Also, NBC just allowed Dale Earnhardt Jr. to work for Fox in Talladega on Sunday.

Could a Fox and NBC Brees deal be next?

Both Fox and NBC declined to comment. Drew Brees could switch from NBC to Fox in possible NFL-TV craze


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