Luke Willson of LaSalle, Ontario has returned to the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League and had an immediate impact on Sunday in a 27-10 Seattle win on the road in Glendale, Arizona, against the Arizona Cardinals. Willson, who was signed by the Seahawks on September 25, caught two passes for 26 yards in the 17 point Seattle road win.
Willson recorded both of his receptions in the fourth quarter. The first came 46 seconds into the final stanza on a nine yard reception from quarterback Russell Wilson. The second came 7:49 left in the game on a 17 yard reception from Wilson. Willson’s catch was key as it was on a third down and two, and helped set up an important Seattle touchdown.
Willson provides the Seahawks with tight end depth. It is clear at the moment that Will Dissly is the Seahawks number one tight end and is emerging as one of the best tight ends in the National Football League. After four games, Dissly has 19 catches for 181 yards and four touchdowns. However if Dissly gets hurt or needs a breather, the Seahawks know they have a capable backup at the tight end position.
Willson is actually returning to the Seahawks in 2019 after playing last season with the Detroit Lions. He played his first five NFL seasons with the Seahawks from 2013 to 2017, In seven NFL seasons to date, Willson has 104 catches for 1242 yards and 11 touchdowns.