The Seattle Seahawks will be tight against the salary cap no matter what that cap ends up being for the 2021 season. Seattle will need to release or trade some very good veterans to stay under the cap while also building a quality roster.
The slim margin of error for the Seahawks in the NFC West
The NFC West is going to be even tougher next year with the Arizona Cardinals adding talent, the San Francisco 49ers likely being much healthier and the Los Angeles Rams adding quarterback Matthew Stafford instead of having Jared Goff run the show. Every NFC West team will go through some roster changeover so every team’s margin for winning more or losing more in 2021 isn’t going to change much from 2020.
The Seahawks won the NFC West, of course, this past season and currently has just as good of a roster as any other divisional team. This is why this specific offseason’s decisions on who to keep, release or trade are even more important. Seattle only has four draft picks and limited cap space so a couple of poor choices can wreck the season.
So clearly the Seahawks need to make some tough decisions as far as roster cuts. Maybe Quandre Diggs is one of the players who Seattle chooses to trade or even release. Diggs led the team in interceptions in 2020 and is a good player but he also will make $5.5 million this coming year. Who could replace Diggs from the 2021 NFL draft?