CHARLOTTE, NC - It looks like Greg Olsen won't be hanging up his jersey any time soon.
The Carolina Panthers tight end has signed a two-year contract extension worth, the team announced Thursday. The deal will give Olsen $8.55 million per year with a maximum value of up to $10.05 million per year, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Panthers’ TE Greg Olsen is signing a two-year extension today worth $8.55M per year with a max value of up to $10.05M per year, per source. Could make him NFL’s highest paid TE.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 26, 2018
Olsen recently interviewed for a ESPN Monday Night Football analyst position, drawing speculation that the best tight end in Panthers' history was going to retire. He entered the final year of his current contract in Charlotte.
Olsen, 33, missed nine games last season after breaking his foot in Week 2.
FOX 46 is working to learn more on the exact details of the contract.