Seahawks 2020 offseason plan: Taking control of the roster

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Ways to make the Seahawks offense better

The Seahawks have to make improving the offensive line a priority. They’ve slowly improved over the last two seasons but it is still nowhere where it needs to be in protecting Russell Wilson.

Re-sign RT George Fant

2-years $13.5 million

Because I decided to pass on re-signing Ifedi, I think re-signing Fant is a good idea. For one, he’ll probably be fairly cheap, although according to John P. Gilbert at FieldGulls, the New York Jets could look to pursue Fant if they can’t land Jack Conklin, which is looking likely—so Seattle may need to offer him a bit more than market value.

But it would be worth it considering Fant’s ability to be a hybrid lineman for Seattle by splitting time between tackle and tight end. In 2019, Fant earned a PFF grade of 62.2, which seems low, but he only allowed two sacks on 462 snaps.

Sign G Graham Glasgow

4-years $52 million

Glasgow is an immediate upgrade for the Seahawks. He can move around the inside of the offensive line, playing in Fluker, Iupati, or Britt’s old spots. I see him playing at right guard or center, considering Jamarco Jones will probably lead Ipuati’s old role at left guard. Glasgow had a really strong 2019 season for Detroit and should expect to have several suitors in free agency, looking at a deal of around $10 million per year.

WR Paul Richardson

1-year $2.75 million

Richardson was originally drafted by the Seahawks in the 2nd round of the 2014 NFL Draft. At the end of his rookie contract, he left to sign a big deal in Washington but never lived up to it. Now, Richardson returns on a cheap deal and has the opportunity to rejuvenate his career playing alongside Russell Wilson again.

RFA Tender TE Jacob Hollister

1-year $3,278,000

I find Hollister too valuable to let go even with the Greg Olsen signing but especially since Will Dissly may turn out to be injury-prone. He had a really nice year for Seattle in 2019 after they traded a seventh-round pick to New England for him even if it didn’t show up in his stats much. He nearly won them the NFC West and a first-round playoff bye but was stopped just inches short—if that—of the goal line.

I placed a second-round tender on Hollister, meaning if a team offers him a deal, Seattle has the opportunity chance to match that deal. If not, they will be awarded a second-round compensatory pick.

Hollister is likely going to have several suitors in free agency. A first-round tender would have been too much but hopefully, a second-round tender will boost Seattle’s chances of keeping him unless they outright decide to sign him to a multi-year deal. Considering the TE draft class this year is average at most, it may be easy for someone to come in and swoop him away with an offer.

In this scenario, he stays in Seattle.