Weaver Gone, Too?

Posted by: Shaun Dolence

Owen Schmitt may very well be Seattle’s starting full back next year. Leonard Weaver is a free agent, and although it seems as if re-signing him is a priority this off season, it may not be reality. Weaver’s agent, Harold Lewis, was recently quoted in an article at Pro Football Weekly:

“As far as him staying in Seattle, I’m sure Leonard would be very happy,” Lewis told PFW. “But just being a realist, I don’t see it.” The reality, according to Lewis, is that Weaver shapes up as a potentially hot commodity on the open market. “He’s more of a hybrid running back who can knock over anybody,” Lewis said. “When you look at the successful teams right now, you see two-back systems usually with one big running back. Leonard fits that mold, and there should be lots of interest in him.”

It seems as if Weaver will have plenty of suitors this off season, and unfortunately, appears as if he’ll be playing elsewhere next year.

I’m excited about Schmitt’s future in the NFL, but I still don’t want to lose Weaver. He is a very talented back, and some will make the argument that he hasn’t been used to his full potential.

When Mike Holmgren was asked about Weaver before last season, he responded, “He is as talented a fullback as I’ve ever had.” Do we really want to let a guy like this go?

Tags: Free Agency Free Agent Harold Lewis Leonard Weaver Mike Holmgren Next Season Owen Schmitt Seahawks Seattle Seattle Seahawks

  • iverson2169

    Leonard is a monster in the making.  My only question is whether or not Mora Jr. and Knapp’s offenses are fully capable of utilizing his services.  Seems that Schmitt might be a better fit down the road for the road grating type responsibilities that’ll be asked of our FB’s going forward.

  • Kory

    Weaver is still an unproven player with an injury history.  If he is looking for a big money $$$ contract then see ya later.  The FB position isn’t one where you should overpay players.  And we already have other players that can fill the void if he was to leave.  I like Weaver, but not enough to pay him top dollar to retain him (if that’s what it would take).  You can find a decent FB in the draft in the later rounds (5th – 7th) to replace him if need be.  I kinda like the FB out of Houston as a project.
     Mark Hafner, Houston
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 235.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.74.
    Projected Round (2009): 7.

    1/5/09: A pass-catching fullback, Mark Hafner caught an amazing 86 passes for 907 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2008.

  • HawkNasty30

    We should use Leonard Weaver as our tailback with Schmitt as fullback and Julius Jones as a spell back! Weaver is a big back (6’1″, 243 lbs.) with GREAT feet, deceptive speed with the power to break through tacklers and the agility to make guys miss in the open field. while i respect him a lot, I think Holmgren made a mistake and should have used him as a tailback instead of a fullback. after watching him catch those passes and race down field for TDs this year, he is definately worth holding on to. give the guy a chance to run the ball behind Owen Schmitts blocking!