Panthers TE Greg Olsen wants a new contract
- In the Spring of 2015, after his first of three straight 1,000 yard seasons, Panthers’ tight end Greg Olsen signed an extension through 2018. Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer reported that Olsen, the league’s seventh-highest paid TE, has told the team that he wants a new contract.
- Since signing that extension, Olsen has been a top three graded tight end in the past three seasons including a career high in 2016 (87.5).
- The former Miami Hurricane has had at least 300 receiving yards from the slot every year since 2012 and led the league receiving yards from the slot by a tight end this past season (509).
- Olsen ran a pass route from 18 different positions on the field and was targeted at 16 of those positions, both the most by a TE last season.
- He also was very effective out wide as he was tied for the highest threat percentage by a TE when lined up outside (35 percent) with Rob Gronkowski of the Patriots. Threat percentage is targets/aimed passes thrown while an eligible receiver.