2021 NFL free agency starts this week. If the Seahawks are truly going to be improved next season then they need to be creative in signing free agents that are going to make Seattle better in 2021 than in 2020. Seattle has limited draft picks in this year’s draft so the free agency period is even more important.
Sure, maybe Seattle general manager John Schneider uses his normal magic and conjures up a way for Seattle to get to seven draft picks instead of the four that the Seahawks currently have. But those added picks aren’t going to be high choices and will likely be players who can add depth to the roster instead of immediate starters. Most added picks in 2021 will likely be lower-round picks.
So if Seattle decides to restructure Russell Wilson‘s contract and creates around $30 million in cap space, how should they spend some of that? Maybe by signing these three players. According to Mike Florio of The NFL Network, “By spreading the bonus over the three years left on his contract, Wilson’s 2021 cap number would drop from $32 million to $20.05 million.”
Seahawks dream free agent signings
Seattle currently has about $17 million in cap space, according to Over the Cap, so adding another $12 million would give Seattle around $30 million to spend. (Obviously, some of that space will need to go towards signing draft picks and others but cap space can be played with some and Seattle should be able to create a little more.”
With nearly $30 million in cap space, the following three players would be dream signings.