Toughest Tight End to Face in 2016 – Greg Olsen
The toughest tight end that the Kansas City Chiefs will have to face in 2016 is Greg Olsen of the Carolina Panthers.
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Olsen has played with the Panthers for five years (he spent four years before that with the Bears) and has become one of the best tight ends in the NFL. The Panthers brought Olsen on when they drafted Cam Newton first overall in 2011, and the two have been turning heads ever since.
Olsen really does keep getting better. In 2015, he had 77 receptions for 1,104 yards and seven touchdowns. He was the best receiver on Carolina’s team, and really was there any time Newton needed a big play.
The Chiefs will travel to Carolina in week ten of the regular season, and will really need to be all over Greg Olsen in that game. Despite the return of Kelvin Benjamin to the Panthers’ roster this year, Olsen is still the biggest threat in the receiving group and stopping him could be the difference between a Chiefs win or loss.
The last time Olsen faced Kansas City was in 2012. He only had one reception, but it was for 47 yards and ended with him dancing in the end zone. Let’s hope we don’t see another performance like that again this time around.
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