In January, Panthers legend Greg Olsen announced his retirement after 14 seasons in the NFL to begin his post-football career in broadcasting. Olsen played for three teams during his time in the league (Panthers, Bears and Seahawks) but is mostly known for his 9-year tenure in Charlotte as the Panthers’ go-to target at tight end.
The Panthers acquired Olsen from the Bears in 2011 for a 2012 third round pick, and I think it’s safe to say the Panthers won the trade*. After joining the Panthers, Olsen became the first tight end in NFL history to have three straight seasons of at least 1,000 receiving yards (2014-2016). He was a three-time Pro Bowler (2014-2016) and a two-time Second Team All-Pro (2015, 2016). He is ranked third in franchise history in receiving yards and is No. 1 among Panthers tight ends with 6,463 career yards, and is fourth in team history and No. 2 among tight ends with 39 touchdowns in black and blue.
Olsen’s production dropped in 2017 and 2018 after he sustained two foot injuries and missed 16-of-32 games over those two years. In 2019 he played his final season with the Panthers, and in 2020 he signed a 1-year, $7 million contract with the Seahawks to close out his playing career.
You can celebrate Olsen’s accomplishments on the gridiron by pre-ordering a limited edition bobblehead from FOCO.com that is available through their website (while supplies last). The bobblehead will cost $50 and will ship in June. This is a limited production run of only 288 bobbleheads, so you need to jump on this offer ASAP if you want one because I’m sure they will sell out quickly.
You can see a proof of the bobblehead below:
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*- The Bears traded the pick as part of a package to acquire wide receiver Brandon Marshall from the Dolphins, and the Dolphins included the pick in a trade with the Chargers, who used it to select safety Brandon Taylor from LSU.