Greg Olsen, who needs no introduction here, is set to sign a one-day contract with the Carolina Panthers on March 11, per the Charlotte Observer’s Alaina Getzenberg. He will retire with the franchise that took him to a Super Bowl.
Greg Olsen will be joining Thomas Davis and signing a one-day contract with the Panthers on March 11 before officially retiring. What a day that will be in franchise history. https://t.co/fKFLsQ3O1S— Alaina Getzenberg (@agetzenberg) March 4, 2021
He came to this franchise as part of a trade that seemed more like highway robbery than polite business. From there his career was made by his relationship with then-franchise quarterback Cam Newton. Off the field, Olsen popped up in all kinds of fan stories out and about, from engagements to car crashes, while managing to stay in the headlines for his charitable work.
We’ll do a full celebration of his best moments, both on and off the field, as a Carolina Panther in the weeks to come. As with Thomas Davis, who is also retiring as a Panther this week, there is no way to do him justice in one post or even by one author.