Seahawks Linked to 3 Veteran Tight End Targets
With several upcoming free agents, the Seattle Seahawks will need to address several positions this offseason. One of those holes is at tight end, with Greg Olsen retiring and Jacob Hollister headed to free agency, leaving Will Dissly as the only incumbent TE who made an impact in 2020.
It seems as though the team could look to upgrade this offseason, bringing in a veteran to provide a steady presence for Russell Wilson.
Zach Ertz, Jonnu Smith and Gerald Everett have emerged as possible targets at tight end for Seattle this offseason. Both Smith and Everett are free agents in 2021, while Ertz is expected to move on from the Philadelphia Eagles via trade or release this offseason.
Ertz is one season removed from a Pro Bowl selection, but his 2020 campaign was clearly hampered by injury struggles, and his desire for a sizable contract extension has been made aware.
Smith had a career year in 2020, seeing a career-high 65 targets and turning them into career bests across the board in receptions (41), yards (448) and receiving touchdowns (8).
Everett is the most affordable option among this trio. He posted career highs of 41 receptions and 417 yards in 2020, along with just 1 TD. The former second-round pick previously played under new Seahawks offensive coordinator Shane Waldron when both were with the Los Angeles Rams.
If Seattle wants to bolster its TE corps this offseason, there are certainly some intriguing options on the market to pair with Wilson.
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