Carolina Panthers: 30 greatest players in franchise history

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Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers
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2011-Present. Greg Olsen. 13. player. 87. . Tight End

This is probably further down the list than most people would put Greg Olsen. That’s perfectly fine, but that doesn’t mean I can’t have my own opinion. And my opinion is that he belongs right here at No. 13 among the Panthers’ all-time greats.

Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s all remember that Olsen is an outstanding asset for the Carolina offense. One of the more underrated, overlooked tight ends in the NFL today, he went from misused weapon with the Chicago Bears to Cam Newton’s go-to target.

Here are a stat for you. Olsen is currently third on the Panthers’ all-time receiving list, behind two star receivers who will find themselves further down this list. Not too shabby for a tight end, although it’s worth noting that Carolina hasn’t exactly had a plethora of top-flight pass catchers over the years.

Either way, Olsen has absolutely asserted himself as the top tight end in team history. His three consecutive Pro Bowl appearances coinciding with three consecutive 1,000-yard seasons serves as perfect evidence of this.