Tight end Luke Willson tweets a goodbye to Seattle

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Tight end Luke Willson appears to be moving on from the Seattle Seahawks after five seasons with the team that selected him in the fifth-round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

Willson posted a goodbye to Seattle on his Twitter account on Tuesday night.

“As my time in Seattle comes to (an) end and I reflect on the past 5 years, I am filled with gratitude. All I can say is thank you,” Willson wrote. “Pete Carroll and John Schneider thank you guys for believing in a Canadian kid from Rice University. My coaches especially TE coach Pat McPherson thank you. To everyone involved in the Seahawks organization from my boys in the (equipment) room, to the food services, strength coaches, PR, and the entire 3rd floor of the VMAC thank you. These last 5 years have been a dream come true.”

Willson served as a backup to Zach Miller in his rookie season and become a part-time starter when Miller and Jimmy Graham were sidelined with injuries. He appeared in 62 games with Seattle and started 37 games. He posted a career-high four receiving touchdowns in 2017. His most productive season came in 2014 after replacing an injured Miller, catching 22 passes for 362 yards and three touchdowns.

Willson re-signed with Seattle on a one-year deal last offseason after reaching free agency. He took visits to Detroit, Carolina and Jacksonville in free agency.

Seattle changed course at tight end as well in signing former Panthers tight end Ed Dickson to a three-year deal. Seattle is looking to bolster their rushing attack and Dickson could provide as boost at the position as a run blocker.

12 responses to “Tight end Luke Willson tweets a goodbye to Seattle

  1. Later Luke! Good guy right there. I don’t know if all of you Hawk fans have heard or saw the video of Luke opening up pull tabs at the bar. Its an interesting video talking about the play in XLIX. It really paints the picture of why the players were done with Bevell.

    Anyway, good luck to Luke except when he plays the Hawks. Go Hawks!

  2. Mistake Imo.
    Miller was a warrior and Willson was arguably more effective in games than Graham, becuase he wasnt a focus. Willson is the type of guy you want on a team. He’s still in his prime.

    Team really going scortched earth and you have to assume Wilson has been given full say over the offense…but they still haven’t gotten over the loss of a dominant runner in Lynch which makes a lot of offensive holes go away.

  3. The Eagles need a back up TE, and this guy seems to really have the right attitude. His stats aren’t that far off from Trey Burton’s: Wilson 15 catches, 153 yards, 10.2 yds/catch & 4 TDs versus Burton’s 23 catches, 248 yards, 10.8 yds/catch, 5 TDs. Burton signed an $8M/year FA contract with the Bears (that was not a typo $32M over 4 years), while Wilson can probably be had at a very team friendly deal.

  4. Luke Willson was a staunch defender of Darrell Bevell, the caller of the play that cost Seattle a 2nd SB. Anyone who defends the indefensible I have no confidence in. Bevell should have been fired immediately. But no, Carroll kept him on for 3 years. That loss was a cancer among Seattle’s team. And Luke’s defense of that play call, even years later, I’m glad Luke Willson is gone.

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