Greg Olsen was available to coming back to Carolina in 2020
The Carolina Panthers and veteran tight end Greg Olsen declared a week ago that they were commonly consenting to go separate ways, cutting off their nine-year association. While that is the thing that they at first told the general population, Olsen is re-thinking things nowadays about his flight. During his appearance on WFNZ on Tuesday, they told have Josh Parcell that the common farewell party was “a little overblown.” truth be told, they told the group that they would have returned in 2020 had he been guaranteed a spot on the list for the beginning of preparing camp.
“I told them all along that if they wanted me back obviously I would have been back,” Olsen told WFNZ. “The ‘mutual parting’ might have been a little overblown. The reality is they weren’t going to bring me back at my current contract, my age, and the direction of the team. I understood it, but I didn’t force my way out of here. I told them if you want me back and I have a place on this roster come July, then that’s a whole different story.”
The choice to at last cut ties with the Panthers and seek after different open doors over the NFL comes amidst a significant changing of the gatekeeper in Carolina. The group simply contracted Matt Rhule to turn into their next lead trainer and Olsen showed that the beginning of another time of Panthers football may fill in as a decent severing point for the two sides.
“That wasn’t me deciding I was gone, that was me kind of reading the tea leaves through some stuff internally that was going on,” they said. “I’ve been around long enough to kind of see the writing on the wall and that was more along the lines of Ron [Rivera]’s gone, the assistants are gone. It’s kind of a new regime, new transition and sometimes the old expensive guys — regardless of their careers, regardless of their abilities — they kind of get the first axe, so to speak. That’s kind of how that all went.”
While his time in Carolina might be finished, the 34-year-old, who got 52 goes for 597 yards and two touchdowns in 14 games last season, doesn’t appear as though they will be out of work for long. They purportedly as of now is set to meet with NFL groups including the Seattle Seahawks, Buffalo Bills and Washington Redskins. Given the intrigue they have collecting around the association, it seems like they will see Olsen on the field in 2020.