Greg Olsen To Bills, Seahawks Or Redskins?
Is Greg Olsen going to the Bills, Seahawks or Redskins?
Olsen and the Carolina Panthers went their separate ways a few weeks ago.
The 34-year-old suggested at the time the split was mutual, but came out in subsequent days and made it clear that in reality it was not.
Carolina was looking to start anew with Matt Rhule as the head coach and Joe Brady as offensive coordinator, and Olsen simply did not fit into their schematics.
As @RapSheet reported, Greg Olsen could make decision by Friday on his future after visiting Washington, Buffalo, Seattle. My understanding is there’s no decision yet. That he has legitimate TV options is also a big factor and changes the dynamic of this one a little bit.
— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) February 13, 2020
“I told them all along that if they wanted me back, obviously I would have been back,” he said recently.
“The ‘mutual parting’ might have been a little overblown. The reality was…they weren’t going to bring me back. I understood it, but I didn’t force my way out of [Carolina].”
Following his departure from the Panthers, Olsen met with Buffalo, Seattle and Washington. All three organizations bring something unique to the table.
The Bills and Redskins both have old Panthers personnel that Olsen is familiar with. Seattle has quarterback Russell Wilson, who has expressed a lot of interesting in teaming up with Olsen in some capacity.
Recently, NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport suggested that a decision by Olsen was coming soon. Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times confirmed the report as well.
“As [Rapoport] reported, Greg Olsen could make decision by Friday on his future after visiting Washington, Buffalo, Seattle,” he said.
“My understanding is there’s no decision yet. That he has legitimate TV options is also a big factor and changes the dynamic of this one a little bit.”
Given that Olsen finished as Carolina’s all-time franchise leader in tight end catches and receiving yardage, he certainly brings a lot of credibility to the table. Although he clearly does not have as much in the tank as he used to, he can still be a legitimate supporting piece.