Greg Olsen

Seattle Seahawks
Tight End #88
Seattle Seahawks
Tight End #88
Photo: Icon Sportswire

Personal

Age 36
Birthdate March 11, 1985
Height 6'6"
Weight 255 lb

Draft

College Miami
Year 2007
Pick Round: 1, Overall: 31
Team CHI

Fantasy Value

Greg Olsen's fantasy value is measured by the players he could be traded for. Our trade analzyer estimates his value at 0 points.

Greg Olsen is projected for 0.0 fantasy points in PPR scoring this week as he faces the New York Jets.

Week 1 Projections
Catches Yards Touchdowns
0.0 0.0 0.0

You can see where those projections compare to other TEs in our Tight End Rankings.

Player News RotoWire

Greg Olsen: Announces retirement

Olsen announced his retirement from the NFL on Sunday, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

Analysis: Olsen spent his final season with the Seahawks and recorded a 24-239-1 line over 11 games. The 35-year-old spent 14 seasons in the league with stops in Chicago, Carolina and Seattle, and he caught 742 passes for 8,683 yards and 60 touchdowns. He earned three trips to the Pro Bowl as well. Olsen will join Fox as an analyst in the broadcast booth.

Jan. 24, 2021 11:18 AM EST

Player Stats

YEAR TM GM Receiving Rushing
REC TGT % YDS TD YPC ATT YDS YPC TD FUM
2009 CHI 16 60 108 55.6 612 8 10.2 0 0 0 0 0
2010 CHI 16 41 70 58.6 404 5 9.9 0 0 0 0 1
2011 CAR 16 45 89 50.6 540 5 12.0 0 0 0 0 1
2012 CAR 16 69 104 66.3 843 5 12.2 0 0 0 0 0
2013 CAR 16 73 111 65.8 816 6 11.2 0 0 0 0 0
2014 CAR 16 84 123 68.3 1,008 6 12.0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 CAR 16 77 124 62.1 1,104 7 14.3 0 0 0 0 1
2016 CAR 16 80 129 62.0 1,073 3 13.4 0 0 0 0 0
2017 CAR 16 17 38 44.7 191 1 11.2 0 0 0 0 0
2018 CAR 12 27 38 71.1 291 4 10.8 0 0 0 0 0
2019 CAR 16 52 82 63.4 597 2 11.5 0 0 0 0 0
2020 SEA 12 24 37 64.9 239 1 10.0 0 0 0 0 0

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Greg Olsen Biography

Greg Olsen currently plays as a tight end for the Carolina Panthers. He wears jersey number 88.

Youth

Olsen was born in Paterson, New Jersey, and grew up in nearby Wayne Hills, New Jersey, where he played on the local high school’s football team that his dad coached. He finished his career with 73 catches for 1,474 yards and a record 27 touchdowns. He was named as a finalist for the Gatorade Player of the Year award and was chosen as a First-Team All-American by the USA Today newspaper. He was also a member of the 2003 U.S. Army All-American Bowl squad before entering college. He was rated as the second-best tight end prospect in the nation coming out of high school in 2003.

College Career

Olsen’s college career started at the University of Miami after transferring from the University of Notre Dame during the early fall of 2003. He was assigned to University of Miami Hurricane’s football scout team where he suffered a shoulder injury. Olsen spent the rest of the year as a redshirt freshman. Olsen got to start the following year. He ended up catching 87 passes for 1,215 yards with six touchdowns during his career with the Hurricanes during the 2005 and 2006 seasons.

College highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cfmsxl1Djww

NFL Combine

Greg Olsen was invited to the 2007 NFL Combine in Indianapolis, Indiana. His results were as follows:

40 Time: 4.51

225 lbs. Bench Press: 23 reps

Vertical Jump: 35 ½ inches

Broad Jump: 9’06”

20-YD Shuttle: 4.48 seconds

3-Cone Drill: 7.04 seconds

 

Olsen also had a limited Pro Day, his results:

Vertical Jump: 37 ½ inches

Broad Jump: 9’11”

20 YD Shuttle: 4.41 seconds

 

Olsen was rated by scouts as the number one tight end entering the NFL draft and the 24th top rated player overall. He was chosen by the Chicago Bears with the 31st pick in the draft.

Chicago Bears

Olsen suffered a knee injury in the final preseason game of his rookie year and was sidelined until the third week of the season. He made his first start against the Dallas Cowboys and had two catches for 28 yards. He caught his first career touchdown during the fifth game of the season against the Green Bay Packers. He finished the season with 39 catches for 391 yards with two touchdowns.

Olsen’s second season with the Bears was more productive as he got to start in seven games. He had 574 yards on 54 catches with five touchdowns. Olsen was named to the Pro Bowl team as an alternate.

The third year with Chicago was even better for Olsen as he caught 60 passes for 612 yards with eight touchdowns to lead the Bears in catches and touchdowns. His fourth year was a little disappointing as his numbers dropped to 41 catches for 404 yards with five touchdowns. He was traded after the 2010 season to the Carolina Panthers.

Carolina Panthers

Olsen’s number picked up a little bit after arriving in Carolina in 2011. He caught 45 passes for 540 yards with five touchdowns. Through the next three seasons, Olsen had a combined 223 catches for 2,667 yards with 17 touchdowns as Carolina’s regular season record was a combined 26-21-1.

In 2015, Carolina signed Olsen to a new contract worth an annual salary of $7.5 million over the next three years. Olsen responded by having 77 catches for 1,104 yards and seven touchdowns. He added another 16 receptions for 231 yards and one touchdown as the Carolina Panthers made it to the Super Bowl that year where they lost to the Denver Broncos 24-10.

Carolina followed the Super Bowl season with a subpar performance, but Olsen still did his part by catching 80 passes for 1,073 yards with three touchdowns.

NFL highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MINXCKdM1n8

The Future

Olsen still remains strong and is expected to be a valuable member of the Carolina Panthers for the foreseeable future. You can follow Olsen on Twitter and Instagram. Both addresses are @gregolsen88.