Greg Olsen will be joining Fox Sports full-time for NFL coverage.
The Seattle Seahawks tight end announced his retirement on the Fox pregame showing prior to the NFC Championship Game between the Green Bay Packers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.
“After 14 years of playing in this league, [I’m] proud of what I was able to accomplish, proud of the relationships and everything the game has given me,” he said. “But sometimes when it’s time it’s time. My time in the NFL now has come to an end. I’m excited for the next chapter and I’m excited that that chapter involves the Fox family. I’m going to be working with Fox moving forward in my post-career endeavors.”
Olsen has spent parts of the last few seasons calling games on Fox whenever he was not playing – whether due to injury or because of a bye week.
The 35-year-old began his career with the Chicago Bears, who drafted him out of the University of Miami (FL) with the 31st overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft.
Olsen spent four seasons in Chicago before he was traded to the Panthers for a third-round pick in 2011.
He spent nine years in Carolina and made three Pro Bowls and helped lead the team to a Super Bowl appearance in 2015 – which resulted in a loss to the Denver Broncos.
He signed with the Seahawks prior to this season, playing in 11 games and finishing with 24 catches for 239 yards and a touchdown.
Olsen finishes his career with 742 receptions, 8,683 yards and 60 touchdowns.