Urban Meyer and the Jacksonville Jaguars are reportedly bringing in some speed at the wide receiver position — something that Meyer said he specifically wanted to upgrade in that group — with Phillip Dorsett. According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, Dorsett and the Jaguars have agreed to terms, but the contract details have not been announced yet.
WR Phillip Dorsett is signing with the Jaguars, per source. Urban Meyer wants speed and gets it.— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) March 15, 2021
Dorsett signed a one-year deal with the Seattle Seahawks last offseason, but missed the entire 2020 season with a right foot injury he suffered in training camp. Dorsett had surgery in November to remove bone spurs. Prior to Seattle, he spent three seasons with the New England Patriots from 2017 through 2019, and was part of the Patriots team that won Super LIII. After spending his first two professional seasons with the Indianapolis Colts he wound up in New England through a September 2017 trade that sent Jacoby Brissett to the Colts.
Dorsett was originally drafted by the Colts in the 2015 NFL Draft. He was actually a first-round selection out of Miami (FL.), after recording a blazing 4.33-second 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine, and then a 4.25-second time at Miami’s pro day.
While speed was his calling card, Dorsett has struggled with consistency in the NFL. He has never recorded more than 33 catches, 528 yards or five touchdowns in a single season. For his career, Dorsett has 124 receptions for 1,634 yards (13.2 yards per catch) and 11 touchdowns, according to Pro Football Reference. He has also carried the ball 13 times for an additional 84 yards. Perhaps he will be able to carve out a more featured role with Meyer and offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, but at the very least, provides depth and speed at the wide receiver position for the Jaguars.