The NFL post-season usually is when we see significant retirements, and following that of Quarterback, Philip Rivers, we see Tight End, Greg Olsen, call it a career today.
Greg Olsen played his college football at the University of Miami where he would become one of the top Tight Ends in the 2007 Draft, taken 31stoverall by the Chicago Bears. Olsen did well, peaking with 612 Yards in 2009, but he was traded to the Carolina Panthers for a Third Round pick before the 2011 season.
With the Panthers, Olsen continued his work catching passes and blocking potential tacklers. Already good at both disciplines, Olsen took it to another level, recording three consecutive 1,000 Yard seasons, all of which earned him a trip to the Pro Bowl.
Injuries took their toll on Olsen, and his production dipped. He played with Carolina until 2019, and had one final season with the Seattle Seahawks.
Olsen leaves professional football with 8,683 Yards and 60 Touchdowns.
Olsen will be Hall of Fame eligible in 2026, but is unlikely to receive any serious consideration beyond a preliminary list. We had him ranked #113 in our pre-season rank of active players for Hall of Fame consideration, and #7 overall among Tight Ends.
We will soon be creating a profile for him on our pending 2026 future eligible section.
We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to wish Greg Olsen the best in his post-playing career.