In need of a wide receiver, the Seahawks have a few different options — they can sign a free agent or wait for the NFL Draft and select a receiver then.
Austin had a forgettable year last season, catching just 24 passes in 11 games and recording no touchdowns for just the second time in his seven-year career.
But he also has the potential to put up big numbers as he has been known for throughout his career, which has been spent entirely in Dallas.
In his career, Austin has recorded 301 catches for 4,481 yards and 34 touchdowns.
If the Seahawks miss out on Rice, Austin may be a nice pick-up. Seattle would be wise to give him a short-term deal and see if he just needs a change of scenery to ignite and put up the numbers he did a few years ago.
Like Rice, he would be low-risk, high-reward. And that high reward could be very high if Austin is given the opportunity.