The Seahawks have made several moves this free agency. There are plenty of free agents remaining and here are a few the Seahawks should consider signing.
The Seahawks signed several offensive linemen in free agency who will hopefully better protect Russell Wilson. They also made a few minor splashes on the defensive side of the ball but haven’t done much to improve the defensive line in the absence of Jadeveon Clowney, who has yet to sign anywhere.
There’s been a lot of talk of the Seahawks bringing back Michael Bennett and it wouldn’t be such a bad idea. Seattle really needs some help on the edge and Bennett could return to play his final year(s) with the team that signed him as an undrafted free agent in 2009.
The Seahawks improved their secondary by trading for safety Quandre Diggs last season and cornerback Quinton Dunbar a few weeks back. Adding Reid would help solidify the safety position opposite Diggs, which is otherwise fairly dull.
Adding a veteran presence like Reid would be beneficial to young playmakers like Ugo Amadi and Marquise Blair.
In 2019, Reid had 130 combined tackles, second in the league.
Marshawn Lynch definitely has some juice left in him and his being on the Seahawks is a match made in heaven. After two retirements, Lynch re-signed with Seattle prior to the playoffs last year on “unfinished business.”
Lynch should come back for one more year and Seattle should be the one to land him, as they still have unfinished business to take care of—getting back to the Super Bowl. Even though he doesn’t have starting capability anymore, he’s definitely a good asset to rotate in on the offense. A decent blocker, Lynch could even fill in as fullback at times. Another plus is he is going to be fairly cheap to re-sign.
Late Free Agency
Seattle only has about $12 million in cap space available currently and several million need to be reserved for rookie signings. They may be able to fit in one more free agency signing unless they release any players. Edge is still a dire position of need for them.