Allen Robinson, WR: Plug the money saved from Lockett’s deal into Robinson’s contract. Robinson is one of the best wide receivers in the NFL. He has consistently been amongst the elite in nearly every statistical category. However, he has never played with a truly elite (or even good) quarterback. I can’t help but wonder if he would consider taking a slight discount to be able to play with someone of Russell Wilson’s caliber.
Proposed contract: 3 years, $50 million. $16.67 million APY.
Aaron Jones, RB: Jones has been one of the most well-rounded backs in the league for the last couple of years. He has two straight seasons with over 11 touchdowns and 1450 yards from scrimmage. He has the power to run down the middle. The speed to run to the outside. The route running and hands to catch the ball. Finally, the agility to make the most of his opportunities, force misses and get some YAC.
Proposed contract: 3 years, $31 million. $10.33 million APY.
Joe Thuney, LG: Seattle talks about improving the line year after year. 2020 had the best offensive line Seattle has had since the Max Unger days. However, it wasn’t good enough. By the end of the season, it looked to be in shambles due to injuries. Joe Thuney has been one of the best guards in the league over the last 4 seasons. He allowed only one sack across two seasons and 2300 snaps. Talk about an upgrade for the offensive line.
Proposed contract: 3 years, $40.5 million. $13.5 million APY.
Curtis Samuel, WR: Samuel is a swiss army knife of a player. He can run the ball, run the sweep, catch the pass and pick up some major YAC. He is just about 24 years old and has a lot of treads left on the tires. With the new offensive coordinator, Samuel would fill the Robert Woods role in the Rams offense perfectly.
Proposed contract: 4 years, $36 million. $9 million APY.
What I would do out of this:
Draft Javonte Williams to be the new number one back. Seriously, guys, he is that good. Use about 2/3rds of Tyler Lockett’s cap savings to sign Curtis Samuel. The two moves would add major upside and help bring youth into the organization. This would be huge. The runner up for free agents would be Thuney.
Let’s be honest, if Seattle moves Lockett, it likely won’t be the only move. Don’t discount the thought of getting Joe Thuney yet. More moves are on the way.
Javonte Williams, RB:
Curtis Samuel, WR:
I am going to leave you with these two videos. One of Javonte Williams. The other of Curtis Samuel. That way you understand where I coming from.