I realize the Seahawks are not going to overspend for a third option at receiver as Tyler Lockett and D.K. Metcalf are going to rightfully take up a lot of targets. But what if Seattle decided that some of the help that Russell Wilson wants should come in the form of the best third wideout that the Seahawks would have had in a long time?
Hilton doesn’t have the burst he used to have when he averaged over 16 yards-per-reception between the 2014 and 2018 seasons. Hilton also went to the Pro Bowl for four straight years between 2014 and 2017. But Hilton still would be a very good slot receiver and be an excellent fit in offensive coordinator Shane Waldron’s Rams-like scheme.
The Rams do really good things with small receivers by moving them around and allowing them to work in space. Hilton would be a first-down machine for the Seahawks working off of Lockett and Metcalf. As it is, in Hilton’s career 77 percent of his 608 catches have resulted in either a first down or a touchdown. Hilton likely would be able to reach that same percentage with Seattle.
The question is how much it would take to get Hilton to Seattle. Seattle is already going to have to re-work some contracts or release players to make room for the re-signing of Chris Carson and others but Hilton, based on age and recent production, might also not be overly expensive. Hilton to Seattle would be a great move for the Seahawks, though.