Seahawks clearly stole Jacob Hollister from the Patriots
By Geoff Shull
The future of Seahawks tight ends
Seattle started moving in a new direction and gave Hollister an increased work load week by week. In the last 4 games Hollister has been targeted 24 times, more than the previous two years combined. He has caught over 70% of those pass attempts, for a combined 137 yards and 3 touchdowns. During this stretch he has 0 drops, 2 broken tackles, and a huge opportunity going forward. He has shown to have great hands, as displayed on this incredible catch as well.
Luke Willson, per Pete Carroll, has the dreaded “legit” injury designation potentially finishing his year. Meanwhile, Ed Dickson has to be activated before the next game to come back this season. There will likely be a swap, Luke Willson on the IR, and Dickson to active roster. Hollister has all the momentum to keep the starting spot.
If Hollister keeps this up it will be difficult come the end of the year to let him hit free agency. He and Russell appear to be developing a dangerous report that rivals Wilsons and Dissly’s. I’m excited to see what a healthy Jacob Hollister can do now that the spotlight is firmly on him. Keep your eyes out for a highly motivated Hollister to continue wreaking havoc on opposing defenses going forward.