Panthers: Olsen's career year
Greg Olsen has been vital and dependable part of the Panthers offense ever since his arrival in 2011, but this season has been something special. He’s notched career-highs in receptions (84) and yards (1,008), to go along with six touchdowns. Olsen’s +11.8 receiving grade is second only to Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski among TEs.
As a run blocker, he’s posted a steady stream of “green” grades this season, and if not for a rough outing in Week 11 against Atlanta, would rank among the Top 10 in run block grading.
While Olsen isn’t often asked to pass block (11% of pass plays), he’s been perfect on his 67 snaps this year, not allowing a single QB pressure.
With that type of reliability in all phases of the game, the Panthers simply can’t afford to have him on the sidelines and as a result, he’s played 97% of the team’s offensive snaps.
Olsen’s performance has not gone unnoticed and he was named as one of the two NFC starters to the 2015 Pro Bowl.