Olsen drawing interest from Cardinals and Patriots


It looks like there might be some validity to the Greg Olsen trade rumors.  NBC 5 Chicago’s Peggy Kusinski claims that the Arizona Cardinals and New England Patriots are potential trading partners:

Friends of the Bears TE say he was not happy about the hiring of offensive coordinator Mike Martz and quietly sent his agent Drew Rosenhaus into “trade request” mode. Now it appears the Bears may have some takers in the Arizona Cardinals or New England Patriots.

The question is can the Bears trade Olsen man for man before some players like Antrel Rolle hit the free agent market? Or is Olsen even enough for a 2nd round pick come April?

As soon as anyone mentions the Cardinals, you can’t help but think of disgruntled wide receiver Anquan Boldin.  The Bears supposedly offered the Cardinals a second round pick last year but the Cardinals wanted more.  Now the Cards are supposedly even more motivated to move Boldin, who’s entering the last year of his contract.  It will be interesting to see if Olsen will be enough to pry the talented wideout from Arizona and get Jay Cutler and Mike Martz and new toy.

In my informal poll, more than half of respondents think that Mad Scientist Martz needs to adapt his offense around the personnel on the team while about 25% think Olsen should get going if the Bears could get a second round pick for him.

Tags: Anquan Boldin Anquan Boldin Trade Arizona Cardinals Free Agency Greg Olsen Mike Martz New England Patriots Peggy Kusinski Rumors

  • pchav

    On that Poll that you posted I voted for Martz working with the what the Bears have in place (Greg Olsen). However, if Olsen is unhappy and in return we would be able to acquire Boldin from the Birds. I say it’s a no brainer. I am and will always be a Greg Olsen Fan and in the right system he will be one of the top TE’s in the league. But with Martz’s system the Bears would benefit more with a player like Boldin then Olsen.

  • julio sandoval

    we need a reciever of that quality like anquan

  • Boomer

    I thought our receivers did better than I expected last season, especially Knox, but considering my expectations were low, that’s not saying much.

    If you consider what Martz said about moving Hester to the slot, I think you get the idea of what he thinks of our supposed #1 wideout from last season. It will be interesting to see if he can get the ball in space with more favorable matchups from that spot.

    It’s clear that Cutler needs an established, big target in the red zone who knows how to run routes and go get the ball. Someone like Boldin or Marshall would be that weapon and would turn half of Cutler’s INT’s into catches and/or TD’s.