The Seahawks kept making moves on Monday, two days after the NFL. This time Seattle traded for a tight end and watched as a kicker retired.
The Seahawks are going to have a crowded tight end room in 2019 if things stay as they are currently. On Monday, Seattle traded a 2020 7th-round pick to the New England Patriots in return for little known Jacob Hollister.
But the Seattle professional football news did not stop there. On Monday, Sebastian Janokowski decided to retire after a 183-year career in the NFL. Or so it seemed that way. Here is how these two things went down.
Hollister the Seahawk
Seattle could have five tight ends when training camp starts. That could be one or maybe two tight ends too much. It was a little odd that Seattle traded for Hollister unless Seattle’s plan is to cut Ed Dickson. This would make financial sense but would not help Seattle’s productivity on the field. Dickson could make $4 million for Seattle in 2019 but he is a good receiver when healthy.
Hollister has issues staying healthy and has not been productive in his two year career. It is honestly a little odd that Seattle has young tight ends Will Dissly and Nick Vannett and decided to trade a late-round draft pick in 2020 for Hollister.
Well, Sebastian Janikowski, 12s hardly knew you. The most likely future Hall of Fame kicker retired after just spending one season in Seattle. He will probably be remembered for the time he whiffed on a kick returner who was in the process of running one of his kickoffs back for a touchdown and also for being injured in Seattle’s playoff loss to the Cowboys.
But for his career, Janikowski was outstanding and will finish 10th all-time in scoring in the NFL and ninth in field goals made. That is pretty good stuff for a guy who seemed to be simply one of the people. Hopefully he will have a great after-football life.