After spending the past few weeks going through his options, Pro Bowl tight end Greg Olsen has finally decided where he’ll be playing football next season. Unfortunately for the Carolina Panthers, he’ll remain in the NFC.
Carolina mutually parted ways with Olsen this offseason. Despite dealing with several injuries over the past few seasons, the veteran pass-catcher immediately had suitors once he reached the open market.
Olsen visited with the Buffalo Bills, Seattle Seahawks and Washington Redskins. Although the thought of him reuniting with Ron Rivera sounded nice, the former All-Pro tight end will be heading to the team that’s in the best position to win right now.
According to ESPN insider Adam Schefter, the Seahawks have signed Olsen to a one-year deal worth $7 million. His deal with the team includes $5.5 million guaranteed and gives him the chance to play alongside one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL in Russell Wilson.
Former Panthers’ TE Greg Olsen is signing a one-year, $7 million deal that includes $5.5M gtd with the Seahawks, per source. Olsen visited and negotiated with Buffalo, Seattle and Washington but felt most comfortable with the Seahawks.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 18, 2020
Olsen started 14 games for the Carolina Panthers this past season. He finished with 52 receptions for 597 yards and two touchdowns.
Eventually, Olsen will transition over to the broadcast booth. However, it’s pretty evident that he’s not ready to retire just yet.
Seattle now has a reliable target for Wilson to use in the red zone. It also helps that Olsen is one of the better leaders in the NFL.