What a Seahawks trade for DE Ryan Kerrigan could look like
By Geoff Shull
The Seahawks were dealt a difficult blow on Sunday with injuries. However, a trade for stud pass rusher Ryan Kerrigan should be enough to right the ship defensively.
The Seahawks lost both Bruce Irvin and Marquise Blair on Sunday against the Patriots. Both players were considered crucial to the team’s success.
Blair was lauded by coaches and players for more or less reinventing the nickel cornerback role. His mixture of violence, coverage and technical soundness was going to be huge for the team. However, his position will now slide to Ugo Amadi, Linden Stephens and Tre Flowers after his ACL injury.
As for Bruce Irvin, this is a difficult blow. Pete Carroll often pointed toward Benson Mayowa and Irvin’s’ production last season when media asked about improving the pass rush. Unfortunately, Bruce Irvin suffered a similar fate to Marquise Blair with a torn ACL.
I wrote an article a couple of days ago about 5 players the Seahawks could pick up from free agency to fill the void. All 5 of those players would help fill the void, they would all make the team better. However, none of the 5 would necessarily be a splash acquisition.
That brings me to this article. What if I were to tell you there is a team that is so stacked on the defensive line that a star player has become a rotational cog. This player getting moved to the bench wasn’t because of lack of production, but rather due to the sheer amount of talent on that side of the ball.
This team is the Washington Football Team. This player is none other than Ryan Kerrigan. Seattle would be wise to see what Washington would want to bring Kerrigan to the Pacific Northwest. He is one of the most accomplished pass rushers over the last decade and has shown very little sign of slowing down.