The Seahawks currently have 7 tight ends on the roster, but will most likely only have 3 or 4 on the final roster. So who will start? And who will be cut?
Barring any unforeseen trades or cuts, the Seahawks will head into camp and the preseason with seven tight ends. While that may seem like a lot, wait until you see how many the Bears have (Spoiler: Its nine). Most likely the number will be trimmed down to three or four since there is so much talent in the group, with the Seahawks adding the veteran Greg Olsen via free agency, and fourth-round pick Colby Parkinson.
The TE room will look quite different from last year, as the Seahawks only started last season with two on the Week 1 53 man roster (Will Dissly and Nick Vannett). There was also plenty of change last season with Vannett being traded, Dissly getting injured, Luke Willson being signed, Jacob Hollister and Tyrone Swoopes being promoted from the practice squad, and Ed Dickson never appearing in a single game because of injury.
Like I said, even with only two on the Week 1 roster last year, the Seahawks will most likely have three or four, maybe even five, tight ends on their 2020 Week 1 roster. This is because two tight end sets have become a major trend in the NFL and Seattle now has too much talent at the position to even know what to do with. Fellow FanSider Lee Vowell broke down down the likelihood of the Seahawks using more two TE sets and discussed the new trend of more and more tight ends on NFL fields.
Now on to the breakdowns.