Ranking 23-11 of Seahawks most important free agents to re-sign
23. Nothing human Chad Wheeler
Based on recent events and with the alleged attack on his girlfriend, if I were able to give Chad Wheeler a ranking as a human being he would rate near the bottom of the list. Never ever should Wheeler play football again for the Seahawks or anyone else.
22. Cornerback Jayson Stanley
Stanley played in 8 games for the Seahawks in 2020 but mostly played the role of “which player to fill out the active roster this week?” after being retained from the practice squad. He played 7 defensive snaps overall and made no tackles.
21. Safety Delano Hill
Delano Hill has probably had the Seahawks lose faith in him based on his lack of speed and not-great play. He played in 2 games in 2020 and got hurt and is unlikely to play for Seattle ever again.
20. Safety Damarious Randall
Randall started 38 games in three seasons before coming to Seattle for the 2020 season. He played in 10 games for Seattle this year and made 3 tackles.
19. Receiver Phillip Dorsett
Maybe Dorsett would be a good fit in the Seahawks new offense with new offensive coordinator Shane Waldron. Or maybe Dorsett misses the entire season again. Who knows?
18. Tackle Cedric Ogbuechi
Ogbuechi is a backup only in the NFL and backups come and go and should not be the focus of any team’s attempt at spending money.
17. Defensive end Damontre Moore
Moore had an interesting season in 2020. He appeared in only 10 games and had just 1 sack but he also had 7 quarterback hits and a tackle-for-loss. He isn’t a great player but might be worth signing at the right price to be part of a pass-rushing rotation.
16. Quarterback Geno Smith
Geno Smith is a decent backup and the Seahawks have, at this current time, no other option behind Russell Wilson.
15. Guard Mike Iupati
Iupati has been very good at times during his career. His career should have ended two seasons ago. He is not getting younger but still keeps getting hurt. Paying him money to miss important games would be wasted money.
14. Linebacker Bruce Irvin
What would Irvin have done in 2020 had he stayed healthy? Who knows? He played in just two games for Seattle in 2020 and had 3 quarterback hits. Not terrible but Irvin will also turn 34 years old in the 2021 season.
13. Receiver Josh Gordon
Josh Gordon is the greatest Seahawks receiver ever! That is, the best receiver to only appear in just 5 games, catch 7 passes for 139 years for an average of 19.9 yards a reception and then never to actually be trustworthy enough to know if he will ever play again. Gordon missed 2020 due to another suspension due to drugs.
12. Cornerback Quinton Dunbar
Forget what you saw from Quinton Dunbar in week 9 against the Buffalo Bills. Seattle should have never thrown Dunbar on the field that day as he was clearly injured and playing him was unfair to player and team. Overall, though, Dunbar might be worth keeping but he gets hurt a lot during his career.
11. Defensive end Branden Jackson
Branden Jackson appeared in 15 games for the Seahawks this year. Seriously. I mean, how did that happen? It seemed like he was always hurt. Still, he did have 20 tackles, 3 quarterback hits, 2 tackles-for-loss and 2 sacks. He is worth keeping around.