Former Panthers Great Lands Special Role in Madden 25

Former Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen will be a part of one of the broadcast teams for Madden 25.
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Earlier this week, it was announced by EA Sports that former Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey will be gracing the cover of Madden 25. McCaffrey is the first running back to be on the cover since 2014 (Barry Sanders).

Panthers fans wished McCaffrey was on the cover in Carolina gear and not in a San Francisco 49ers uniform but it’s still a well-deserved honor. Furthermore, there will be another prominent Carolina Panthers great will play an integral role in this year’s video game, which should excite fans.

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EA Sports announced on Friday that Madden 25 will have two new broadcasting teams on the game, featuring former Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen. Olsen spent nine years with the Panthers after beginning his football career with the Chicago Bears.

The veteran tight end last played in the NFL in 2020 with the Seattle Seahawks, but since has become one of the better color commentators in the NFL over the last couple of years. Olsen will be paired with Mike Tirico in Madden, with the other two commentary teams being Brandon Gaudin-Charles Davis and Kate Scott-Brock Huard.

Olsen had a solid nine-year run with the Panthers, where he was named to the Pro Bowl three times and made two-second All-Pro teams. The veteran tight end also recorded 524 receptions (838 targets) for 6,463 yards and 39 touchdowns.

Olsen’s best year with the Panthers was in 2015 when he posted 77 receptions (124 targets) for 1,104 yards and seven touchdowns. 

If Carolina fans didn’t have a good enough to get Madden 25 before, outside of playing with first-round pick wide receiver Xavier Legette. Now, they will get a chance to hear Olsen calling games from a virtual perspective.

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