Tight ends Washington could consider trading for before 2020 NFL season
2. Jacob Hollister, Seattle Seahawks
The Seahawks have spent much of the 2020 offseason battling with the Bears to see which team can keep the most tight ends on their roster. At least it feels that way. At one point, Seattle had nine players at the position on their 90-man roster. Now, they’re down to eight as they get ready to pare down to 80 soon.
Seattle has a lot of tight end talent, but they’re not going to be able to keep all of it. As a result, they should be looking to trade one of their potential contributors.
Right now, it feels like Will Dissly, Greg Olsen, and fourth-round rookie Colby Parkinson are safe. So, that leaves Jacob Hollister and Luke Willson as potential trade candidates, but Hollister makes much more sense as a target for Washington than Willson.
Hollister is a well-rounded tight end coming off a career season for Seattle. In 11 games, Hollister proved to be a solid receiver and grabbed 41 catches for 349 yards and three touchdowns. All numbers represent career highs and Hollister was a decent blocker when on the field as well.
That said, Hollister is at his best as a receiver. The 6-4, 245-pound target is a great middle of the field option and would give Washington a solid starter right away. And at just 26 years old, Hollister should continue to grow.
Hollister is on a one-year tender and given the Seahawks’ abundance of talent at tight end, they could opt to move him for a late-round pick. Perhaps they’d rather keep him than Willson, but Willson is only a blocker and doesn’t have much trade value. Seattle should get a sixth-round pick for Hollister, so maybe if Washington makes an offer for him, they’d pull the trigger on a deal.