Three Seahawks that need to be great for Seattle to beat Eagles
By Lee Vowell
Jarran Reed will be a free agent after this season. If this had been the case after the 2018 season, Reed would made big dollars on the open market. He might still get paid quite a bit by Seattle or whichever other team signs him this offseason, but his price tag has gone down.
There are a couple of reasons for this. One is that Reed was suspended for the first six games of the season. The second is that even when Reed returned he was nowhere near as productive as he was in 2018. Last year, Reed had 10.5 sacks, 12 tackles for loss and 24 quarterback hits. This year, even if one prorates the 10 games he played he wasn’t close to those numbers.
Reed had just 2 sacks, 8 quarterbacks hits and exactly zero tackles for loss. We may never see the version of Reed that he was in 2018, but he is still young and still has the capability of producing near that level. I am actually a bit surprised that Reed didn’t come in with a bit more motivation to earn his next paycheck.
But the playoffs can change everything for Reed. He could totally disrupt with internal pressure another teams’ offensive plans. That starts this week against the Eagles for Reed. If Reed can collect 2 sacks and a tackle for loss (or five), the Seahawks will win the game and Reed can start counting the cash he is going to accrue over the next few seasons.