3 players Seahawks should sign to help with their Super Bowl aspirations
By Geoff Shull
Player 3: former Seahawks receiver Josh Gordon
Josh Gordon returning to the Seahawks is the worst kept secret in the NFL (if he is reinstated). He has regularly posted hints that he wants to play for Seattle. Meanwhile, Russell Wilson has openly asked for more firepower. Whether that be the retired (or not?) Antonio Brown or Flash Gordon. The team appears more than willing to bring in another weapon.
Gordon’s stint with the Seahawks was short-lived, due to the suspension. However, he made a real impact. Players and coaches all raved about his fit with the team. Gordon himself regularly said he didn’t know any organization in the NFL could have a culture like Seattle’s.
His stats won’t jump off the stat sheet with just 7 catches for 139 yards. Where he made his mark was clutch third down plays. The guy just has iron for hands. It was those contested third-down catches in tight coverage/ cornerbacks draped all over him that has me wanting to see him back on the roster. Wilson needs those safety nets.
That being said, Gordon has had enough issues in his NFL tenure to realizes that good fits are hard to find. He isn’t an egotistical receiver and will simply be happy to make an impact. This is important with the growth of Lockett and Metcalf. Gordon is also a fairly decent run blocker as well.
He simply has all the physical capabilities in the world to be successful in Seattle. Russell Wilson wants more weapons. He wants to have the ball in his hands to make plays. Pairing the two could end up in some dynamite plays like those in the video below.
This all, of course, resides on Gordon being reinstated. The team is expected to find this out in the next week or so. If he is reinstated, expect a quick return to the blue and green.
Projected contract: 1 year, league minimum with incentives up to $2 million
Seattle right now has somewhere between $4-$9 million in “true” cap space. The specific amount depends on how much they allow for the Injury reserve safety net and if any of their FPD released players end up signing elsewhere.
The Seahawks can easily create enough cap space to sign all 3 of these players. Or they could Sign Jadeveon Clowney for roughly the same cost. Per my projected contracts, the total cost for all 3 players will be roughly $11.25 million.
To make this happen they will need to make another move or two. I wrote an article about the 3 ways the Seahawks can create cap space a couple of weeks ago. All 3 ways still pertain to today. Click here if you would like to read more about it.