4,109: Passing Yards to Greg Olsen
A quick look at Carolina’s wide receiver depth chart shows some uninspiring names — Ted Ginn Jr., Jerricho Cotchery, Devin Funchess and Corey Brown don’t exactly strike fear into the hearts of opposing secondaries. Perhaps the main reason for the Panthers‘ success in the passing game, aside from strong quarterback play, is tight end Greg Olsen.
Olsen was traded to Carolina prior to the 2011 season, the same year Newton was drafted. Since then, the duo have connected for 329 catches, 4,109 yards and 28 touchdowns. Olsen is clearly Newton’s favorite target, and the former Miami standout set a career high with 1,104 receiving yards in 2015.