Greg Olsen is retiring at the end of this season and will join Fox Sports as a broadcaster. ESPN confirmed.
Greg Olsen said that he thought about retiring in a while last Sunday, confessing that he considered to join Fox Sports after leaving the football world. Olsen will retired in the shirt of Seattle Seahawks, team that he has been serving in the season 2021. Before, he was in Carolina Panthers for nine years, where he became the first one in NFL history to accomplish 1,000-yard receiving in three years consecutively from 2014-2016.
He was released by Panthers and then signed a one year deal with Seahawks which worth $6.6 million.
Olsen admitted that he would join Fox Sports and accompanied with broadcaster like Kevin Burkhardt.
Proud of what I was able to accomplish in this league, proud of the relationships and everything that the game has given me. But sometimes, when it’s time, it’s time, and my time in the NFL now has come to an end. I’m excited for the next chapter. … I’ve got it all out of my system.Olsen said in a statement.
After making his retirement announcement, both Panthers and Seahawks saluted him with several tributes.
Olsen joined Seahawks this season with hope of achieving the Super Bowl, his only missing trophy after 14-year-long career. But Olsen got a bad season for himself as he sat out in four weeks because of a torn plantar fascia. Besides, the player only one touch down, and only caught 24 passes from 239 yards.
In the end, Olsen is about to finish off a beautiful career of himself.
He was once a great member of Panthers. Olsen is about to take a new path in this career.
To the countless teammates, coaches, and staff members in Chicago, Seattle, and especially Carolina, I thank you. You molded and shaped me into the player and person I am today.
I try to not look back and have regrets. I have so much I am proud of over my career. But as I look back on my career, I have two. I regret never reaching the top of the mountain. I regret walking off the field under the weight of confetti, but realizing our dream came up short.Olsen said in a statement.