Like all of us, Greg Olsen has his favorite in mind to win Super Bowl LV.
But the former Seattle Seahawks tight end isn’t picking the Kansas City Chiefs or Tampa Bay Buccaneers, instead he will be rooting for his former teammate in Carolina, Mike Remmers.
The Portland native and undrafted free agent out of Oregon State will make his second Super Bowl appearance since giving up three sacks, two strip-sack fumbles and seven QB pressures on Cam Newton in Super Bowl 50. Remmers signed a one-year deal with the Chiefs in 2020.
Olsen, who was also a part of the Panthers’ Super Bowl run in 2015 and eventual 24-10 collapse in the title game, believes Remmers took that loss harder than anyone else.
The FOX Sports Broadcaster hopes Remmers has more success this time around.
“I hope Mike Remmers has the game of his life,” Olsen said in his Twitter post. “He took way too much blame for SB50.”
Despite Remmers' struggles in Super Bowl 50, the Chiefs tackle believes he’s not the same player he was five years ago.
“I feel like I’ve learned from that game, learned from all the experiences I’ve had, just helping me develop into the player that I am today,” Remmers told USA Today’s ChiefsWire. “It’s a different year, I’m a different player. It’s unfortunate that we didn’t win it. I’m just concentrating on what I can do right now, what can I do today to help me on Sunday. That’s kind of been my focus this entire season.”
Remmers will start at left tackle on Sunday for Kansas City in place of an injured Eric Fisher and be tasked with blocking the blind side of Chiefs star Patrick Mahomes. He will line up opposite of Tampa Bay pass rusher Jason Pierre-Paul, who shaded Remmers earlier in the week by claiming he didn’t know who the Chiefs starting left tackle was.