Seahawks To Re-Sign Will Dissly

Seattle continues to take care of its own. The team is re-signing tight end Will Dissly on a three-year deal worth $24MM (Twitter link via NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero).

[RELATED: Seahawks To Re-Sign Quandre Diggs]

The 25-year-old was a fourth round pick of the Seahawks in 2018. He has since established himself as a consistent secondary option in the team’s offense. His best season came in 2019, when he posted 23 catches for 262 yards and four touchdowns. This past year, he put up very similar numbers (21 receptions, 231 yards, one touchdown).

The $8MM per-year average is notably less than what the franchise tag was valued at for this season, though Dissly was never thought to be a tag candidate. Still, it is a significant raise compared to his rookie contract earnings.

While there are certainly questions surrounding the quarterback spot in Seattle, the team’s corps of pass-catchers remains intact. Alongside Dissly, receivers Tyler Lockett and D.K. Metcalf are each under contract. Rather than marking the beginning of a full-blown rebuild, then, the trade of Russell Wilson and release of Bobby Wagner appear to have signalled a reset of the franchise.

With this move – along with the earlier investments made in keeping other key pieces of the team, most notably Quandre Diggs – Seattle may yet be able to stay competitive in the NFC West, assuming an accomplished quarterback can be brought in.

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