Player 3: Rodney Hudson, C
Russell Wilson more or less begged the Seahawks to improve the offensive line. He went to extremes to show just how serious this need was for him.
The Seahawks were ‘in’ on Thuney. However, they were never really in the race. The Seahawks did what they always do, sit out the big names who bust the market open for the second and third wave of players. The classic quantity over quality approach.
However, all that changed when the Las Vegas Raiders released Rodney Hudson on Tuesday. Hudson is arguably the best center in the NFL. Since 2015, Hudson has allowed on 3 sacks across 3,445 pass-blocking snaps.
Talk about consistency. The Seahawks have recently doubled down that they aren’t trading Russell Wilson. If they aren’t going to trade him, they may as well placate him with a signing of this magnitude.
His market will be vast. To be honest, 2/3 of the NFL teams could use his services. The offer will need to be strong for the 32-year-old center. However, he about as dependable as they come. He is also one of the best offensive line leaders in the NFL.
Projected contract: 3 years, $32 million
Year 1 cap hit: $7 million