Greg Olson has the chance to be one of a kind.
Throughout his career, Olsen has been a key part of the Panthers’ offense, and a reliable target for Cam Newton. His longevity, skill and report with Newton is about to make history.
If Olsen’s elbow injury heals up, he’s just 8 yards away from being the first tight end in NFL history to compile three consecutive 1,000 yard receiving seasons. Olsen, who is a three-time Pro Bowl selection, will most likely get into this Saturday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons and will surely break history in the first quarter.
Greg Olsen closing in on his third consecutive 1,000 yard season. The city of Charlotte is so grateful for #88. pic.twitter.com/jDQtN6FVx4
— CAR Panthers News (@CarPanthersNews) December 11, 2016
Olsen hasn’t missed a game since his rookie year in 2007 and has started a string of 156 games which is second longest in the NFL among tight ends. He joined the Panthers in 2011 after a trade and has been lights out ever since. He’s also up for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award for his charity work that helps families with children born with congenital heart defects. At 31 years old, he’s still got plenty of miles and hopefully a few playoff runs left in his time at Carolina.
Is Olsen the best tight end in the game today?