From Jerry Angelo checking boxes and backing out of trades, to Ted Phillips angrily denying his organization is in disarray, to today’s item, nothing ever seems to go normally for the Chicago Bears.
After Mike Martz was hired as offensive coordinator prior to the 2010 season, the immediate observation was that because his offense has never featured the tight end, 2007 first-round pick Greg Olsen would be on the trading block. And rumor had it he was on the block prior to the season, but the price was never right to move him.
Olsen responded with a strong 2010 as far as tight ends go in Martz’ system. His reward? Apparently he’s again on the trading block.
But in typical Bears fashion, there is controversy. Apparently agent Drew Rosenhaus emailed the entire league announcing Olsen’s availability with the Bears asking for only “reasonable compensation.” Rosenhaus then wrote back shortly saying “forget what I said about Olsen.”
So much for any leverage the Bears had. Now I certainly hope they don’t unload Olsen for nothing. But nothing surprises me.