Greg Olsen to sign 1-year deal with Seahawks
Greg Olsen has made his decision about his future.
Olsen is signing a one-year deal to play with the Seattle Seahawks, ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported on Tuesday.
Olsen, who parted ways with the Carolina Panthers after nine seasons with them, visited with Seattle, Washington and Buffalo and was weighing his options. He decided to go with the Seahawks, where the appeal of playing with Russell Wilson was strong.
Greg Olsen really liked Buffalo and Washington, and strongly considered both. But the lure of playing with Russell Wilson in Seattle was just too strong. Olsen takes a 1-year, $7 million deal with the Seahawks.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 18, 2020
Olsen’s deal calls for $7 million, with $5.5 million guaranteed, Schefter says.
Olsen will turn 35 next month and has battled injuries in recent years, but he is still capable of producing when healthy. He caught 52 passes for 597 yards in 14 games last season with a less-than-ideal quarterback situation. Olsen has done some work with FOX Sports and called an XFL game recently, so we know there is a TV analyst job waiting for him when he’s done, but that won’t be for another year.
What’s funny is that Olsen seemed to tip his hand about where he wanted to play in a previous tweet.