Free agency isn’t officially here for another month, but some players are already signing deals. On Tuesday afternoon, former Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen signed a one-year, $7 million deal with the Seattle Seahawks. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, $5.5 of that is guaranteed. Olsen has been around for a while. The first-round draft picks out of Miami back in 2007 by the Chicago Bears finished the season with 597 yards on 52 receptions. Who knows how much Olsen has left in the tank, but he’s sure to give Seattle a boost on offense.
Greg Olsen going in for touchdowns like: pic.twitter.com/W1d26rFWlH— BrookLopezFanClub (@ClubBrook) February 18, 2020
Twitter never disappoints.
The San Francisco 49ers were incredible at limiting tight end production last year. Only the Vikings were better at DVOA. As far as yardage goes, the Niners were first. I don’t think John Lynch and company are sweating this signing by their rivals.
Olsen may have hinted at this a couple of weeks ago:
I thought these two tweets were hilarious. The Bills wanted Olsen.
Brandon Beane’s reaction to Greg Olsen signing with the Seahawks: pic.twitter.com/3010idtUT0— Bills Run Deep (@BillsRunDeep2) February 18, 2020
This one is self-explanatory.
Health has always been an issue for Olsen as well. That’s not going to improve magically as he ages. We’ll see what kind of impact Olsen has.