Phillip Dorsett on Joining Russell Wilson, Seahawks: This Can Be My Best YearMay 12, 2020
Wide receiver Phillip Dorsett has played with his fair share of elite quarterbacks.
He broke into the NFL in Andrew Luck's offense with the Indianapolis Colts, then joined Tom Brady and the New England Patriots for three seasons, helping them win Super Bowl LIII.
Now a member of the Seattle Seahawks, Dorsett believes Russell Wilson will help him reach a new level.
Gregg Bell @gbellseattle
WR Phillip Dorsett, on #Seahawks being his third team in six NFL seasons: “I think this can be my best year.” Says Russell Wilson’s accuracy on deep throws was “definitely something I was aware of...one of those things that attracted me to Seattle.” @thenewstribune https://t.co/JAygZXhR0q
"I think this can be my best year," Dorsett said on a conference call with local media (h/t Gregg Bell).
Few players get the chance to team up with one Hall of Fame player in their careers. Dorsett has arguably played with three—though Luck's early retirement would make any argument a tough one.
Yet Dorsett hasn't exactly impressed in his previous offenses. The No. 29 pick in 2015 hasn't made any Pro Bowl or All-Pro teams since entering the league.
The Miami product has never topped 550 yards receiving in a season, with his most productive year coming in 2016 when he started seven games, racked up 528 yards on 33 catches and scored two touchdowns. Dorsett did reach the end zone a career-high five times in 2019 but only started four games.
Now on a one-year, $1.05 million deal with the Seahawks, and still just 27 years old, Dorsett is looking to prove he can still break out on the right team.
Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf are likely to see the bulk of targets, but that gives Dorsett room for his share alongside David Moore.
That makes this a "prove it" year for the former Patriot, and he'll need to show out if he hopes to keep getting treated like a fringe starter. Dorsett believes playing with Wilson will help create the magic he's been missing.
After huddling up with Luck and Brady, another top quarterback will do his best to help the wideout reach his potential.