Eight Best Players on the 2017 Seahawks Roster
By Lee Vowell
8. Justin Britt, Center
An offensive lineman? Eighth best player on the Seahawks? Ridiculous, right?
Not so fast. Britt may have had a slow start to his career, but he found his niche in Seattle in 2016. Britt moved to center and solidified what he could of the inefficient line. Seattle was terrible enough on the line, but can you imagine if Britt had not been Pro Bowl quality? There were several games, i.e. the Detroit Lions playoff game, where Britt helped control the pace and outcome of the game.
Moving forward, Britt will simply be one of the most important, and one of the best, Seahawks for several years. There is no question the Seahawks should make every effort to re-sign the impending free agent to a long-term contract. Remember what happened when Max Unger was traded to the New Orleans Saints for Jimmy Graham? The tight end position improved, but the line has never been the same. The Seahawks need a good offensive line more than they need an elite tight end. Britt will help make that happen.