The Greg Olsen Trade Question [Sun Times]
He enters the final year of his contract, which calls for him to make a modest $900,000, and Olsen's agent Drew Rosenhaus will surely push for a lucrative extension. The Bears have traditionally been proactive under general manager Jerry Angelo, but they may be more guarded this offseason and, perhaps, in the future.
If Martz wants to take advantage of Olsen's versatility, as he suggested, then the Bears should consider a long-term deal to keep him around. But if he doesn't, then the Bears should shop him and trade him.
I really think the Bears need to look at trading him before he walks for nothing.
-He is going to get paid at some point and anything over what he makes right now is not good value to the Bears.
-Mike Martz is probably never going to use him as he should and Olsen will want to leave.
These factor lead me to believe that we should use Olsen for whatever value he has. Because right now he is a luxury on a team with real holes.