Phillip Dorsett is no longer a New England Patriot after signing with a new team on Tuesday.
The Patriots are undergoing major changes this off-season, most notably the departure of Tom Brady to Tampa Bay. Dorsett’s departure is another change New England fans weren’t expecting.
After spending three years with the Patriots, Dorsett is signing with the Seattle Seahawks on a one-year deal, according to NFL insider Ian Rapoport. No salary details have been released as of Tuesday afternoon.
The 5-foot-10 receiver now goes from catching passes from Brady to hauling them in from QB Russell Wilson – not a bad trade-off. Dorsett is expected to be a valuable addition for Pete Carroll and the Seahawks.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 24, 2020
Seattle needed more playmakers on the offensive side of the ball entering the 2020 season. Wilson needs all the help he can get – especially considering the Seahawks’ offensive line is mediocre to say the least. Dorsett should provide a decent impact for the offense.
In five years in the NFL, Dorsett has caught 124 passes for 1,634 yards and 11 touchdowns. Just last year, he had 29 catches for 397 yards and five touchdowns for the Patriots.
Dorsett started his NFL career with the Indianapolis Colts back in 2015. The Miami alum was a first round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.