The former Carolina stalwart is taking his talents to Seattle to try and win a Super Bowl with the Seahawks.
When Greg Olsen suits up on Sundays this season, it won’t be for the Carolina Panthers. We already knew that, but now we know where the former Panther great will be playing: the Seattle Seahawks. On Tuesday night, Olsen signed a one-year, $7 million deal with the Seahawks, giving him another chance to win a Super Bowl in what might be his last professional season.
The Panthers released Olsen on January 30th, officially closing the door on one of the most successful careers in franchise history. Olsen holds the franchise record for single-season receptions and receiving yards as a tight end and amassed an impressive he caught 524 passes for 6,463 yards–both of which are franchise records for tight ends and caught 39 touchdowns in a Panthers uniform.
Now he’ll team up with Russell Wilson and Pete Carroll, as the Seahawks continue to try and solve the tight end position. Olsen also visited Buffalo and Washington, home of former Panthers’ coaches Sean McDermott and Ron Rivera.
The Panthers do not have the Seahawks on the 2020 schedule, meaning the only chance we could see Olsen is if both teams played in the playoffs or Olsen was moved to another team, both of which are highly unlikely.
The departure of big names of the last era will continue to be jarring for Panthers fans and could be worsened by seeing players like Cam Newton and James Bradberry in opposing uniforms. So with Olsen moving on, will you be more likely to root for the Seahawks in 2020?