Three Seattle Seahawks who deserve an extension today
By Geoff Shull
The Seahawks have very few players signed past the 2021 season. There are three players that the team should extend immediately.
Awarding an extension to a player is a sign of trust. First, an extension forms trust from the organization to the player. It says “we believe in you, we believe the best is yet to come, and finally we want you around for the long haul.” The Seahawks have several players they could form this trust with.
Second, it shows trust from the player to the organization. The player can oftentimes make more money in free agency. To accept an extension shows the player has trust in the coaching staff. The player has trust in the direction of the organization. Finally, the player has trust that they are being taken care of in the best way possible.
The Seahawks have a lot of young talent on the roster. They also have a lot of available cap space in the future. Outside of the current draft class, there is only one contract on the books in exceeding 2022, Russell Wilson. The Seahawks have top-10 cap space in each of the next two seasons. This can and will change, of course, with extensions and free-agent signings, but still.
It is time for the team needs to ensure stability, leadership and that their best players are here for the long haul. This article goes through three Seahawks players I believe the team would be wise to extend as soon as possible and to make the future better.