Dickson averaged 45.1 yards per punt and landed 34 punts inside the 20-yard line in 2019.
It was always going to tough for Dickson to follow up his All-Pro rookie season, when he recorded 48.2 yards per punt -- second in the league -- but he at least landed more punts inside the 20 than he did in 2018 (28). In fact, his mark this season (34) ranked third in the league. The Australian punter is locked in as the Seahawks' punter again in 2020.
Dickson was named the Seahawks' starting punter after Jon Ryan was released Monday, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
When a punter is drafted in the fifth round (No. 149 overall), it becomes his job to lose. Dickson didn't flinch through two preseason games, as he averaged 51.7 yards over six punts and pinned two inside the 20, compared to Ryan's stat line of 45.6 and one, respectively. Part of the punting job in Seattle is holding for the placekicker, a job Sebastian Janikowski won over Jason Myers on Monday.