Greg Olsen officially retired from the NFL after spending 14 seasons in the league. Olsen made his retirement announcement during the Fox pregame show ahead of the NFC Conference Championship between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Green Bay Packers. He will join Fox Sports as an NFL analyst.
Olsen was most recently with the Seattle Seahawks for one season. He spent the majority of his career with the Carolina Panthers from 2011-2019. He was originally drafted by the Chicago Bears in 2007. The Panthers came close to winning a Super Bowl in 2015 during one of Olsen’s three Pro-Bowl seasons with the team.
He is finishing his NFL career as the Panthers all-time leading receiver as a tight end. League wise, he ranks 5th all-time for receptions and receiving yards amongst all tight ends in NFL history.
Olsen was expected to retire after last season. He received a large standing ovation from Carolina fans after their last game of the season. Despite the assumptions, he came back for one more season with the Seattle Seahawks where he caught 24 passes and 1 touchdown during his final season.
Prior to entering the NFL, Olsen played three seasons at the University of Miami (Florida) after transferring from Notre Dame.
Greg Olsen actually signed with Fox in July of 2020. He will be the number 2 game analyst alongside Kevin Burkhardt.