- Height / Weight
- 6'6" / 255 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- March 11, 1985 (34)
- 13th Season
- 2007 / Rd. 1 / Pk. 31 (CHI)
Coming off a season in which injuries limited him to just nine games after playing just seven in 2017, Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen faces an interesting conundrum this offseason as both ESPN and Fox have approached him about leaving the NFL to do television work. The New York Post reports that Olsen is still leaning towards playing in 2019, though a higher monetary offer from one of the networks could convince him otherwise. Regardless, Olsen's playing career is nearing an end, and with multiple networks interested in his service, it's a safe bet to assume Olsen won't play in Carolina beyond the 2019 season, as the team would save around eight million dollars by moving on from Olsen after the upcoming season.
Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen (foot), who has two years left on his contract, confirmed that he plans to play in 2019 despite missing half of his last 32 regular season games with foot issues. "My plan right now, Im in every day doing my foot rehab, trying to get this thing finally back to where I was used to," Olsen said on Tuesday at Bank of America Stadium. "It seems like its been a long time since it was. Yeah, thats what Im preparing for and that all starts with getting my foot right." Because of the sad state of the tight end position in fantasy, Olsen will be a TE1 if he plays this year, but he'll be a risk/reward low-end TE1 because of his age (34 in March) and recent injury history.
Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen (foot) told head coach Ron Rivera that he has intentions of playing again in 2019. Olsen's last two seasons have ended prematurely due to foot injuries, but this year he required surgery. He will turn 34 next March and has played in 16 games the last two seasons. Quarterback Cam Newton (shoulder) is also likely facing offseason surgery, so there will obviously be a lot of injury risk surrounding Olsen in 2019 fantasy drafts. Still, he could easily be on the TE1 map if he's healthy.