Former Seattle Seahawks Tight End Luke Willson said, “I was not going to put my body, mind and soul for a team that eventually went 7-10. Willson delivered the news Monday during K.J. Wright’s YouTube Show K.J. All Day.
Willson didn’t like how things ended in Seattle. According to Willson, practices during the 2021 offseason were bad. Willson didn’t see the value of playing for the Seahawks.
Willson was diagnosed with severe pericardial effusion. Severe pericardial effusion is when fluid builds up in a person’s heart. The medical condition caused Willson to spend time in the emergency room.
Willson eventually retired in 2021 with the Seattle Seahawks. Willson also played for the Oakland Raiders, Baltimore Ravens and Detroit Lions. Willson finished his career with 111 catches, recorded 1,307 yards and scored 11 touchdowns.
Willson was drafted by the Seahawks in 2013 and played college football at Rice University.
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Willson talked about the Seahawks’ Super Bowl loss to the Patriots, Seattle signing Jimmy Graham and his time in Seattle.
I was intrigued when Willson talked about Seattle signing Jimmy Graham. Seattle traded Max Unger for Jimmy Graham in 2015. Willson said, ” We didn’t throw the ball to tight ends.” Willson and Zach Miller caught short passes in Seattle’s offenses. Willson said, “We weren’t catching seam passes and being isolated like Jimmy Graham.”
I was intrigued because recently the NFL is using tight ends as receivers. I wasn’t aware that Seattle didn’t use tight ends as receivers.
Jimmy Graham played three seasons with the Seahawks. Graham recorded 2,048 receiving yards and scored 18 touchdowns.
Seattle historically hasn’t utilized the tight end as a receiver. Tight ends in Seattle are more known for blocking.
Here is the link for the rest of the episode.