2022 offensive line free agents
Duane Brown will be 36 come free agency in 2022, whilst he continues to perform at a high level, all careers have to end at some point and surely it is quite likely that this will be his final season of a great career. If he is retained it will almost certainly be on a year-by-year basis.
Brandon Shell will be 30 and as the other starting OT for the Seahawks stands a reasonable chance of getting a new contract if Brown does hang his cleats up. The likes of Cedric Ogbuehi, Jamarco Jones and Stone Forsythe have the opportunity to show that Shell can be allowed to leave following this season.
Cedric Ogbuehi is in a very similar position to Shell and needs to have a pretty good season in order to earn a new contract. At age 29 come the end of the 2021 season and with five of the six Seahawk OTs being free agents at the same time only two or three of them are likely to be retained.
Jamarco Jones and Tommy Champion are currently depth chart OTs. Jones has appeared in 26 games and 509 snaps in the last two seasons so has some chance of being retained but Champion really needs a big season to earn a new contract.
Ethan Pocic seems to have been under scrutiny more than any other Seahawks for a long time now. Whether his long-term future is as a Seahawk or not will be a lot clearer by the end of the 2021 season. Unless he has a much improved season, it would a surprise if he starts the 2022 season as the Seahawks starting center. He may well get a new contract though as a utility piece at center or guard.
If Pocic is taken out of his starting role and demoted to back up, it probably negates the need to have Lundblade as a depth chart cover beyond his one-year deal for 2021.
Simmons snap count increased markedly in 2020 and could well need to increase his usage again in 2021 in order to earn a new contract. If he does, he is likely to earn a new deal, particularly as Gabe Jackson will be in his 30’s at the end of the 2021 season. If Simmons can show he has the scope to be Jackson’s long-term successor then he will remain a Seahawk going into 2022.
Fuller has never played 100 snaps in an NFL season and is pretty much in the same position as Brad Lundblade and as such unlikely to get a new deal for 2022 and beyond.