The Seahawks have about $60 million in cap space to play with this offseason. But which 2019 Seattle free agents should they re-sign or let go?
The Seahawks have some position groups to fix this offseason to get the team right to make a deeper playoff run in 2020. Some of these fixes might come through the NFL draft, but others will need to be resolved via free agency.
Seattle has a bunch of unrestricted free agents they need to make decisions on heading into the offseason. In fact, the number of unrestricted free agents for the Seahawks, counting the active roster is 22. Some of these players will decide on their own not to return, like Marshawn Lynch who will likely go back into retirement.
Robert Turbin also won’t be back. He was brought in, as Lynch was, the simply have bodies to replaced the injured Chris Carson and Rashaad Penny. Even without any running back depth at the end of the year, Turbin didn’t produce anything.
Receiver Josh Gordon is also a UFA that is unlikely to return as he keeps getting suspended for drug issues and is currently serving an indefinite suspension. This is too bad as Gordon, if he stayed clean, would be a boon to Seattle’s passing game alongside Tyler Lockett and D.K. Metcalf.
But Gordon and Lynch and Turbin might be the easy decisions. Hardly any of the remaining 19 UFAs for the Seahawks will be clear. But maybe they should be. Here are the players Seattle should bring back and those they should let walk to another team.