A day after signing with the Seattle Seahawks in what was viewed as a happy homecoming Seahawks tight end Luke Willson retired from the NFL.
Willson tweeted out that he had suffered a pericardial infection this summer and after much contemplation decided to retire.
Willson was a popular player with the Seahawks inside the locker room in addition to being a fan favorite. After re-signing head coach Pete Carroll talked about what an influential leader Willson was to the players.
Originally drafted by the Seahawks as a 5th round draft pick in the 2013 draft Willson spent his first six-year with Seattle then played for the Detroit Lions in 2018 and returned for a second go-around in 2019. Willson was with the Seahawks for the first seven games of the 2020 season then moved on to Baltimore for four games.