Seahawks 2020 offseason plan: Taking control of the roster

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Making the Seahawks defense better

It would be great if the Seahawks could find a way to re-sign all three of Jadeveon Clowney, Jarran Reed, and Quinton Jefferson. I found it difficult being that I am not a salary cap expert. Ultimately I chose not to re-sign Jarran Reed. It’s probably not smart to base this decision off his lackluster year last season but I feel the Seahawks can still be just as productive at defensive tackle without Reed than with him.

Extend EDGE Jadeveon Clowney

4-years $104 million

I personally don’t believe Clowney is worth any more than what Demarcus Lawrence or Frank Clark got in their deals so I simply modeled his contract after theirs. Realistically, I believe Clowney is asking for more than he’s worth, especially after his down year in 2019. If I felt there was a better pass-rush option on the market than I wouldn’t have pursued this deal. But Clowney is likely looking at a big year for Seattle in 2020.

Extend DT Quinton Jefferson

3-years $21 million

Jefferson didn’t play much in his first two seasons. He suffered a knee injury during his rookie year in 2016, was waived, but eventually brought back. Seattle has to be glad that they ultimately gave him a chance because Jefferson has consistently dominated the pocket for them.

Sign LB/DE Bruce Irvin

1-year $5 million

Bruce Irvin may be 32 years old but he finished with 8.5 sacks last season with the Panthers, along with 8 tackles for loss, and 16 QB hits. The better years of Irvin’s career were spent in Seattle, where he won a super bowl. It was bittersweet to see Irvin leave Seattle in 2016 but now is a great chance to bring him back for help in the pass rush.

Sign DT Danny Shelton

2-years $13 million

Shelton has not lived up to his number 12 overall expectations but he’s still a very good defensive tackle and had his best year yet in 2019 with the Patriots.