Three-time Pro Bowl tight end Greg Olsen reported before Sunday’s NFC Championship Game that he intends to retire and join Fox Sports’ NFL inclusion.
Olsen went through the 2021 season with the Seattle Seahawks following nine years with the Carolina Panthers, where he turned into the principal tight end in NFL history to have three straight 1,000-yard getting seasons from 2014 to ’16.
The Panthers delivered Olsen, 35, during the 2020 offseason under new mentor Matt Rhule. He marked a one-year, $6.6 million arrangement with Seattle in February.
In July, Olsen marked an arrangement to be Fox Sports’ No. 2 NFL TV expert, combined with Kevin Burkhardt, after he resigns.
“Proud of what I was able to accomplish in this league, proud of the relationships and everything that the game has given me,” Olsen said during Fox Sports’ pregame show. “But sometimes, when it’s time, it’s time, and my time in the NFL now has come to an end. I’m excited for the next chapter. … I’ve got it all out of my system.”
He was saluted on Twitter by both the Panthers and Seahawks after he made his declaration.
Olsen played this previous season with Seattle in order to achieve the one thing he felt was absent in his 14-year vocation: a Super Bowl title.
That didn’t go as arranged. He got 24 passes for 239 yards and a score in 11 ordinary season games and was held without a catch on eight snaps in Seattle’s special case misfortune to the Los Angeles Rams.
Olsen spent through about a month on harmed save with a torn plantar sash – a foot injury he had endured at Carolina – at that point missed the Seahawks’ customary season finale in the wake of returning in Week 16.
In the wake of harming his foot in Week 11, Olsen posted an image of himself limping off the field and pledged that would not be the manner in which his NFL profession finished.
Olsen posted the accompanying message via web-based media subsequent to reporting his retirement:
“To the countless teammates, coaches, and staff members in Chicago, Seattle, and especially Carolina, I thank you. You molded and shaped me into the player and person I am today. …
“I try to not look back and have regrets. I have so much I am proud of over my career. But as I look back on my career, I have two. I regret never reaching the top of the mountain. I regret walking off the field under the weight of confetti, but realizing our dream came up short. …
“Life doesn’t always go as planned, but it was a great ride.”
Olsen completed as Carolina’s untouched chief in getting yards (6,463), gatherings (524) and 100-yard accepting games (10) by a tight end. His 60 score gets rank eighth among all NFL tight closures.
Drafted by the Chicago Bears with the 31st by and large draft choose in 2007 from the University of Miami, Olsen was exchanged to the Panthers in 2011.