Step 5: Get a receiver with some upside to pair with DK Metcalf.
The Seahawks receiver room is looking rather desolate now. It’s ok, this will soon change. This draft and free agency are stout with talent. There is anything from swiss army knife-type players, to deep threats, to trusty veterans, to high upside projects hitting the market. It’s a great year to need receiving help.
Seattle signs Curtis Samuel: 3 years, $35 million ($11.67 APY).
Curtis Samuel is a lethal offensive weapon. He is the perfect Robert Woods type player for the new offensive system with Shane Waldron at the helm. He is incredibly elusive with dangerous speed. A perfect player for jet sweeps and gaining yards after the catch. YAC is something Seattle has desperately missed over the last 4 years.
Best of all, Samuel is only 24 years old. His best years are ahead of him. This is a signing that could pay dividends for years. Pairing a player with elite potential in the slot to go with DK Metcalf’s dominance on the outside has a lot of appeal.
2021 cap hit: $7 million.
2022: $12.5 million.
2023: $15.5 million.
I am not yet done adding offensive weapons.
Previous effective cap space: $32.1 million.
Cost from signing: $7 million.
New effective cap space: $25.1 million.