There are 3 players the Seahawks should re-sign.
The Seahawks have a lot of free agents this off-season. Sixth most to be precise. However, there are only 3 players that are hitting UFA that the Seahawks will (prioritize) re-sign in this mock-off-season article.
Seahawks re-sign Quinton Dunbar: 1 year, $3 million.
Dunbar is not a player many fans want to see back. Between the serious legal allegations undertaken after the draft, the underwhelming/ injured maligned season with the Seahawks. It’s hard for many to see the point.
Seattle only had one game from Dunbar when he was healthy and caught up in terms of the scheme. He played lights out. He created a turnover and had multiple break-ups. This is just a taste of the performance that Seattle can expect out of a healthy Dunbar.
Dunbar is the perfect number 2 cornerback next to D.J. Reed. Dunbar already knows the system. He is a schematic fit. He also wouldn’t be overly expensive to re-sign. A low-risk, high-reward signing.
Seahawks re-sign Nick Bellore: 2 years, $3 million.
Bellore made his first Pro Bowl last season thanks to his very impressive special teams work. Every team needs a special teams ace. Seattle will spend to keep theirs.
Cap hits by year:
- 2021: $1.25 million.
- 2022: $1.75 million.
Seahawks re-sign Benson Mayowa: 1 year, $2.5 million.
Mayowa slowly came on during the season. However, no one can deny his presence felt over the final 6 games. He recorded 9 tackles, 5 tackles for a loss, 4 sacks, and 1 forced fumble.
If the slow start was simply due to over-exhaustion (played upwards of 80% of the snaps during the first 7 weeks). Seattle can buy low and see if he picks up where he left off. An inexpensive but productive key man off the bench.
Previous effective cap space: $12.35 million.
Cost from signing: $6.75 million.
New effective cap space: $5.6 million.