Colts: 3 tight ends Indy can trade for if they don’t trust Mo Alie-Cox

Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate (Photo by Will Vragovic/Getty Images)
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Seahawks TE Jacob Hollister (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

2. Jacob Hollister

The Colts should ask the Seahawks about one of their many tight ends.

Patriots general manager Bill Belichick doesn’t often put a foot wrong in trades, but there’s no doubting that he messed up in cutting bait with Jacob Hollister during the 2019 offseason in exchange for a seventh-round draft pick.

Since then, Hollister emerged as a reliable red-zone threat for Seattle last year after taking over No. 1 duties following Will Dissly’s season-ending injury. In 11 games (three starts), the 26-year-old compiled 41 receptions for 349 yards and three touchdowns while playing just 46% of the offensive snaps. Those numbers truly don’t even begin to describe the value he brought to the Seahawks’ offense.

If Week 1 of the 2020 campaign was any indication, however, it’s that Hollister has fallen well down the pecking order in the passing game. In a game where Seattle posted 38 points and Russell Wilson completed 31 passes for 322 yards and four touchdowns, the fourth-year TE managed one reception for nine yards.

Following the acquisition of veteran Greg Olsen and the return of Dissly, it’s possible that Hollister is now the fifth or sixth option in the Seahawks’ aerial attack. This could prompt GM John Schneider to entertain trade offers for him. If he does, the Colts should definitely get on the phone.