Center Austin Reiter
For most of the season, I thought Ethan Pocic was going to be a long-term answer for the Seahawks at center. But Pocic missed weeks 10 and 11 with an injury and just never seemed to play with the quality he had at the beginning of the season. One knock on Pocic has always been about his relative lack of strength and that clearly showed against the Rams in the playoffs.
One player who could be a long-term starter with Seattle and be great at protecting Russell Wilson is current Kansas City Chiefs center Austin Reiter. Reiter is very good for lots of reasons. He won’t be that expensive to sign – possibly at most $5-6 million a season – is a smart player, doesn’t beat himself or his team (no penalties in 2020) and knows how to protect a mobile quarterback.
While Wilson is less mobile than he used to be, he can still run and create plays when the called play breaks down. Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes does this as well too and Reiter knowing how and where to move when Mahomes breaks the pocket and having the ability to do so would be important in Seattle.
Seattle will not likely overspend for any player this offseason, especially one not already a part of the 2020 team, but any money spent to get Reiter is money well spent.