Three edge rushers Seahawks should risk signing to one-year deals

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The Seahawks are running out of time to sign high-end pass rushers. But there might be a few bargain free agents Seattle could sign to one-year deals.

Let me say this first. Some of you who read this are going to think I am an idiot by the time you finish this article. And if you already think I am an idiot, then this might only reinforce your belief. But the fact is the Seahawks still need pass rushers and there are a few players Seattle should risk signing to one-year deals.

Seattle isn’t afraid to make these kinds of moves. Just last offseason they made the great signing of Ziggy Ansah. OK, so maybe that didn’t work out as Ansah had just 2.5 sacks in 11 games and was pretty much ineffective on every other play that didn’t result in a sack. Ansah’s tackles-for-loss? That would be just 3 along with just 8 quarterback hits.

Sadly, the Seahawks were so awful at getting to the quarterback, Ansah still was among the team leaders in sacks and quarterback hits. Seattle needs to overhaul its group of edge rushers, but this offseason they have not done much to do that.

Seattle still hopes Jadeveon Clowney will return. The Seahawks did bring back Bruce Irvin who had 8 sacks last year with the Carolina Panthers. And Seattle re-signed Jarran Reed who had a bad year in 2019 after having a great one in 2018.

There are still some players able to get to opposing quarterbacks on the market. Seattle should think about offering three of them one-year deals, if the money is right, in hopes Seattle can improve its pressure rate in 2020.