The Seahawks have a bit of money still to make the 2021 roster even better. There are several good free agents left and Seattle should sign one or all of these three players. Sure, signing all three may seem like a pipe dream but a plethora of talent doth a Super Bowl team make.
Seattle doesn’t have any dire needs currently and that is a good thing. But that doesn’t mean Seattle has the best team in the league. The Seahawks still need more talent and depth and the three players that follow would help with that.
So who are still some current free agents that Seattle should sign? The three that follow are good starts.
Seahawks should sign these free agents to make 2021 better
Vernon was once a highly paid and very consistent pass rusher. But he hasn’t played a full season since 2016 and that is taking a toll on what he might expect from his next contract. Vernon still had 9 sacks in 2020 in 14 games and has double-digit quarterback hits every season since his rookie year of 2012 when he had 12. Vernon also had 12 tackles-for-loss last year.
Vernon is very capable of being a disruptor and could be a starter on the Seahawks defensive line. Seattle currently has a decent amount of potentially very good pass rushers, but Seattle also doesn’t know what’s going to happen with the Aldon Smith situation.
Even if they did, Vernon is a better player than Smith and worth signing. Imagine a Seattle defensive line that has Olivier Vernon on one end and Carlos Dunlap on the other but has a rotation of guys like Benson Mayowa, Rasheem Green and others.