Seattle Seahawks TE Greg Olsen retires from NFL after 14 seasons


One of the best tight ends of the 2010s will officially hang up the cleats for good.

Seattle Seahawks tight end Greg Olsen officially announced his retirement from the NFL after 14 seasons during FOX's NFL pregame show before the NFC Championship Sunday morning.

He will be pursuing a career in broadcasting with Fox beginning next season after signing a deal last summer. 

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Olsen went into further detail via his Instagram where he attached a video timelining his career. 

"To the countless teammates, coaches, and staff members in Chicago, Seattle, and especially Carolina, I thank you," wrote Olsen. "You molded and shaped me into the player and person I am today. I’ll cherish those personal relationships more than anything else. This career is built on relationships, and in that area I was so fortunate."

After signing a one-year, $7 million deal with Seattle last offseason, Olsen played in 11 games, catching 24 balls for 239 yards and one touchdown.

He ends his career ranked fifth in NFL history for receiving yards (8,683) and receptions (742) among tight ends in the Super Bowl era.

Chicago drafted the Miami product 31st overall during the 2007 NFL Draft but he signed with Carolina during the 2011 NFL offseason. As a Panther from 2011-2019, he became the franchise's all-time leader in receiving yards (6,463), receptions (524) and 100-yard receiving games (10) by a tight end.


"I'm excited for the next chapter. I'm excited that chapter involves the Fox family," said Olsen Sunday morning.