New Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz has signaled that he doesn’t think tight end Greg Olsen is a good fit in his offense, noting that he believes a tight end’s responsibility is to block while the Bears have been sending out signals that they want to sign tight end Brandon Manumaleuna.
It turns out the feeling is mutual.
Peggy Kusinski of NBC Chicago reports that friends of Olsen say he was not happy about the hiring of Martz, and that he quietly sent his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, into “trade
request” mode. According to Kusinski, the Arizona
Cardinals and New England Patriots may be interested.
Olsen led the Bears in catches (60) and touchdowns (eight) in 2009.