Five Best Tight Ends the Buccaneers Face in 2016
1. Greg Olsen
Number one is a member of the NFC Champs, working with that quarterback Bucs’ fans love to hate.
Olsen was drafted at the end of the 2007 first round by the Bears. In four years with Chicago, he averaged 48 receptions, 495 yards and five touchdowns per year. He joined the Panthers in 2011 along with the aforementioned hated quarterback, Cam Newton.
Since his arrival in Carolina, his numbers have gone up, so much so that he has caught at least 73 passes in each of the last three seasons. Over the last two years, he reached the 1,000 yard mark, with his top mark coming last year when he posted 1,104 yards on 77 receptions. He has become the clear favorite target of Cam.
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Olsen is coming into his own, and the Bucs had better be ready. In 11 previous meetings, he has posted 41 receptions and two touchdowns. Wouldn’t it be nice to eliminate Cam’s favorite target?