Quandre Diggs is the unsung hero of the defensive backfield.
Diggs does everything well. He can play in coverage. He can play in the box. Honestly, he can play any position amongst the defensive backs and do so above average. Diggs is the type of swiss army knife that any team would love to have.
The best part of it, he is relatively inexpensive. His cap hit for 2021 is just $6.15 million. That is a very team-friendly deal for a very versatile player.
Player: Quandre Diggs
Year: Base salary: Signing Bonus: Roster Bonus: Cap hit: Dead Money:
2021 $5.95m $0m $200k $6.15m $0m
How much can be saved through 6 different methods of cap savings:
Cut (pre-June 1st): $6.15m
Cut (post-June 1st): $6.15m
Trade (pre-June 1st): $6.15m
Trade (post-June 1st): $6.15m
If Seattle were to move on, they would save $6.15 million in 2021. If Seattle were to extend the versatile defensive back, Seattle could save up to $4.048 million in 2021.
I personally would shop Diggs this off-season. He is going into his year 30 season. His contract is very team-friendly. This fact is worth even more given the salary cap concerns in the league. If Seattle can get at least a third-round pick for him, I’d pull the trigger.
Verdict: Trade Quandre Diggs.
Seattle is going to have to make multiple moves to get their money and draft situation right. What would you do if you were the Seahawks? Which contracts would you leave how they are, cut, trade, restructure, or extend? Let me know in the comments.
Some important dates for the Seahawks this off-season.
- February 23 – March 9th is the window for teams to franchise tag players
- March 15-17 is the legal tampering period for free agency. More or less the unofficial start of free agency.
- March 17th at 4 pm is the official start of the new league year and free agency.
- April 23rd is the last day for teams to sign restricted free agents to offer sheets.
- April 29th-May 1st is the NFL Draft.
My next article will go over what I personally would do if I were the Seahawks. It’ll go over anything from trades, cuts, restructuring, extending, to free agency and the draft. The article will be what I believe the perfect off-season would look like given the difficulty the NFL is undergoing.