Greg Olsen has been in the NFL for 13 seasons.
Over the years, he’s played with thousands of players, but he’s never played with a father and son…until now.
After being released by the Carolina Panthers last month and signing with the Seattle Seahawks, Olsen was dumbfounded when it was revealed he’d be playing alongside second-year wide receiver DK Metcalf. Olsen told the Dan Patrick Show that DK isn't the first Metcalf in the family he's happened to be teammates with.
"I actually played in Chicago with DK Metcalf's father. So that's how old I am/how young he is," Olsen said. "So this is going to be the first time in my career that I will play with a father and son. His father was Terrence Metcalf. He was one of our offensive lineman in Chicago my first year or so up there and here I am all these years later playing with his kid."
Olsen was a first-round pick by the Bears in 2007 when Terrence Metcalf was a backup offensive lineman. They played two seasons together before Metcalf departed for the Lions in 2009. Terrence Metcalf played in 84 career games for the Bears while starting 25 games.
Now, Olsen will be teammates with DK Metcalf, who caught 58 passes for 900 yards and seven touchdowns in his rookie season. Imagine that.