On Wednesday morning, the Seahawks signed veteran corner Pierre Desir to a one-year deal. The financials of the deal are still unknown, but I would guess the deal is super cheap, around the $1 million dollar mark.
This is an excellent move for the team, and it shows how masterful John Schneider and the organization as a whole are at manipulating the small amount of cap space they have to bring in effective, helpful players on both sides of the ball.
While he may not start due to the small amount of money Seattle invested in him, Desir still brings solid depth to this secondary. He’s tall and lanky, a true Pete Carroll corner. He stands at 6’1″ and has an impressive wingspan of 77’6″.
He hasn’t been exceptional in coverage throughout his career, but he has been a solid run defender. I believe he also has the potential to excel in coverage in Seattle’s defensive scheme, and can maybe get back to the way he played for the Colts in 2018 and 2019.
How will Pierre Desir help the Seahawks defense?
Not only can Pierre Desir help this team on the field, but he may help the team make an important off-the-field move. I believe that with Desir a part of the active roster and the Seahawks likely to select a corner in the draft, they may have the flexibility to trade Tre Flowers.
I think this team can get a day 3 pick in return for Flowers, and they would also save over $2.1 million by getting him off the team. I like Flowers, but he’s been quite inconsistent during his time as a Seahawk. This combined with the fact that he could be moved to help Seattle acquire more draft capital makes the signing of Pierre Desir an overall great move for the team.
While I’m excited to see what Desir has to offer as an outside corner on this team, I’m even more excited to know if Seattle will cut or trade another one of their cornerbacks, as they’re now quite deep at the position and I expect them to draft a corner as well.