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For Olsen, the end game is elsewhere

It's become abundantly clear that tight ends are ignored in Mike Martz's offense

Updated: January 12, 2011, 10:31 PM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

Greg Olsen could end up catching a dozen passes against Seattle on Sunday, score three touchdowns in the NFC Championship Game and be the Super Bowl hero.

But Olsen, the Bears and the rest of the league know the fourth-year tight end would still be better off on another team.

With one year left on his contract, Olsen had the fewest catches (41) and the least yardage (404) this regular season since his rookie year. He had 19 fewer receptions, 208 fewer yards and three ...

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