Now to the free agents re-signed by the Seahawks
Carlos Dunlap has been re-signed at a cost of $8.3 million a year over two years. At age 32 Dunlap is getting paid for past exploits, and as such does not present value for money at a time when there is not a lot of salary wiggle room to play with. Again, I pose the question, could this money have been better used to retain Griffin?
Chris Carson essentially had a look at free agency, did not get a better offer so re-signed at a cost of $7.3 million a year over two years. At age 27, two years is a good contract length to agree with Carson and the money is a good number too.
With doubts about all the options behind him on the depth chart as viable starting RB’s, this is really good news for the Seahawks.
Poona Ford had to be retained at nose tackle, simply because he is a good one and at $7 million a year is worth the money.
Benson Mayowa re-signing was needed due to the Seahawks getting themselves into a position where vets like Dunlap, Bruce Irvin and KJ Wright all became 30 plus free agents when there was no salary cap to re-sign them. At $4 million per year, this is an OK deal.
Nick Bellore at FB will cost $2.2 million a year and for a player that was cut prior to the start of the 2020 season, this makes no sense to me.
Ethan Pocic returns as the starting Center for one more year at a bargain $3 million.
Look let’s get real here, Pocic is back for one more year because the Seahawks can’t afford an upgrade, but will be able to next season.
None of this is Pocic’s fault though, the guy is earning his money, and only allowed 2 sacks of Russell Wilson last season. So in the circumstances, this is a decent move.
Jordan Simmons and Cedric Ogbuehi needed to be re-signed t provide depth on the O line. However, this is only necessary due to the lack of draft picks available to the Seahawks.