He signed a one-year deal worth $7 million.
Following a successful nine-year stint with the Carolina Panthers, three-time Pro Bowler Greg Olsen is moving out to the Pacific Northwest. That’s right, just two weeks after being released by the Panthers, the football player got a one-year pact with the Seattle Seahawks worth $7 million ($5.5 million guaranteed), according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Seattle has been a perennial contender under Pro Bowl quarterback Russell Wilson, and Olsen, who’s almost 35 years old is running out of time to win a Super Bowl championship. That’s why he chose the Seahawks over the Washington Redskins and the Buffalo Bills.
Olsen will feel like a Seahawk right away as Carolina and Seattle met in the regular season every year since 2012. They also met in the 2014 NFC Divisional Round (won by Seattle) and in the 2015 Divisional Round (won by Carolina).
Seattle finished with the ninth-best scoring offense in 2019, averaging 25.3 points per game. Adding Olsen to an offense that consists of 1,000-yard rusher Chris Carson, the speedy and crafty Tyler Lockett, and 2019 rookie sensation D.K. Metcalf will do wonders for the Seahawks.
It's a great one-year deal for both sides. Olsen gets the chance to compete for a Super Bowl as he’s almost at the end of his career, while the Seahawks add a productive and respected veteran playmaker at a good price.
Fingers crossed for the pandemic to be over as soon as possible so everybody can see the great Greg Olsen back in the field.