There was no shortage of tributes to the late John Clayton at the NFL Draft. As part of this week’s edition of his “Football Morning in America” column, NBC’s Peter King highlighted a number of conversations he had about the beloved NFL reporter that passed away in March.
King mentioned that he had a conversation with ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio. Sal Pal told King that Clayton’s death was hitting him particularly hard at the moment.
“He was talking about how often he’d talk to John, particularly in the leadup to the draft, and this year, after Clayton’s untimely death this spring, he missed those chats,” King wrote.
Los Angeles Chargers GM Tom Telesco was also thinking about John Clayton. He did not speak to King directly. His comments to local reporters in Los Angeles were reprinted in the “Football Morning in America” column.
“I know how much John loved the draft, and he was a big part of our NFL community too,” Telesco said.
John Clayton was 67 years old. He is survived by his wife Pat. A memorial fund was set up in his name by Seattle Sports 710 and Bonneville International, where he hosted his radio show.
Greg Olsen To Partner With Kevin Burkhardt For Super Bowl LVII
“Last season was the first Burkhardt and Olsen worked together. They largely won rave reviews.”
The deal isn’t done yet, but Andrew Marchand of The New York Post reports that Greg Olsen is on his way to joining Kevin Burkhardt in the top NFL booth at FOX. Although Tom Brady will take over that role after he retires and leaves the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Olsen will spend at least this season on FOX’s A-Team.
Last season was the first Burkhardt and Olsen worked together. They largely won rave reviews.
Earlier this year, the former Panther told The Mac Attack on WFNZ in Charlotte that he was disappointed he didn’t get to call a postseason game. He will more than make up for that in 2023. As Burkhardt’s partner, Olsen is in line to be the analyst for Super Bowl LVII.
Marchand writes that we could get a taste of what is to come in February. He speculates that if the Buccaneers are not in the Super Bowl, it is possible Tom Brady could make his FOX debut, either in the booth alongside Kevin Burkhardt and Greg Olsen or as part of the network’s studio show.
Now, FOX has to make a decision about it’s number 2 NFL booth. According to Marchand, Drew Brees is a candidate to be the analyst. Adam Amin and Joe Davis have emerged as candidates for the play-by-play role.
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