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FOX reportedly names Joe Buck replacement for NFL games

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FOX Sports has reportedly made its decision regarding who will replace Joe Buck as its lead voice on NFL broadcasts.

FOX is tapping Kevin Burkhardt for its No. 1 NFL team, according to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post. The two sides are finalizing a new long-term deal that will ensure Burkhardt calls the top NFL game weekly, as well as the Super Bowl when FOX holds the rights.

Burkhardt had always appeared to be the prohibitive favorite for the role from the moment it opened up. He was already FOX’s No. 2 NFL voice, as well as the pregame and postgame host for World Series coverage. Sliding him up to the No. 1 crew is a fairly simple process for all involved.

FOX is still deciding who to pair with Burkhardt as a replacement for Troy Aikman. Former NFL tight end Greg Olsen, who spent last season paired with Burkhardt on broadcasts, is viewed as a favorite.

Photo: Jan 14, 2018; Minneapolis, MN, USA; FOX analyst Joe Buck before the NFC Divisional Playoff football game between the Minnesota Vikings and the New Orleans Saints at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

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