Greg Olsen has proven himself to be one of the most consistent and dependable tight ends in football, and he’d like to be paid like it.
The Carolina Panthers pass-catcher signed a three-year, $22.5-million pact in 2015, and he’s open to restructuring it. Olsen believes he’s earned a deal on par with the top tight ends in the NFL, league sources informed Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer.
“In the ideal world, that’d be great,” Olsen said to Person. “I’m very confident on where I stand in the league and where I belong. Both productivity and all things considered, there’s nobody that’s been more productive or more consistent than I have. And I’ll stand on that until the cows come home.”
Olsen recorded his third consecutive 1,000-yard season in 2016. He posted the second-most receiving yards by a tight end last season and ranked 20th in the league in catches.
“I feel comfortable with where I belong, and hopefully other people do, too,” Olsen said.
Olsen’s $22.5-million contract ranks 12th among tight ends, with the New England Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski setting the pace at $54 million for the length of his contract. Both Travis Kelce and Jordan Reed are on deals worth just north of $46 million.
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