As there have been doubts that he could be replaced since the Chicago Bears brought in tight end Brandon Manumaleuna on the first day of free agency, tight end Greg Olson, however, said that he is not unhappy with the team’s decision at all and has made it clear that he would only like to wear the Bears jersey in the new season.
“So far I have a great feeling about my role this year,” Olsen said on his Twitter page. “I have no desire to play anywhere but in Chicago.”
Leading the team with 60 catches and eight touchdowns last season, Olson proved that he is good blocking tight end. But that could not work with new coordinator Mike Martz, who traditionally doesn’t emphasize the tight end in the passing game on his offense line and there has been no tight end able to catch more than 38 passes in a season in Mart’s scheme. So, after the Bears signed Manumaleuna, a lot of people have been wondering Olsen could be another replaceable tight end under Martz’ ruling.
However, Olsen is just confident that he will remain as an important role and he is ready to compete with any other pass-catching tight ends. Well, wish him good chance.