2022 free agents at safety, cornerback and punter
Jamal Adams is the first of the two Seahawks starting safeties who become free agents at the end of 2021. Along with Quandre Diggs, he formed a pretty good unit along with Marquise Blair at safety in 2021 and it would seem to me that Adams must either be given an extension in the near future or re-signed at the end of the season.
Quandre Diggs will be 29 at the end of the 2021 season, so it is a tougher decision than the Adams call due to the age difference. If Diggs performs as well in 2021 as he did in 20200 he should get a new deal from the Seahawks. If not Marquise Blair could well be his natural successor.
Ryan Neal has proved to be a useful defensive cover player and special teams contributor for the Seahawks and dependent on how much he wants to get paid he will likely get a new deal from the Seahawks.
LaDarius Wiley would need to climb the depth chart in 2021 in order to get a new deal.
Ahkello Witherspoon was signed from the 49ers on a one-year prove-it deal, so that pretty much sums it up. If he establishes himself as the best corner on the Seahawks roster he will be getting a new deal. Anything short of that would likely see him move on again.
DJ Reed really stepped up when asked to assume the starting corner role at the end of last season. This alone will probably mean he will get a new deal unless he takes a big step backward in 2021.
Tre Flowers headed in the opposite direction to Reed in 2020 and needs to re-assert himself as a starting corner in the coming season to get a new contract to remain in Seattle.
Damarious Randall did not feature much at all in the 2020 season, so needs to make a big step up in 2021 to have any chance of a new deal. Especially as he will turn 30 before the start of the 2022 season.
Pierre Desir arrives in Seattle with his career in apparent decline. If he does not turn that around in significant fashion in the coming season he will find himself the same situation as Randall.
Jordan Miller, Saivion Smith and Gavin Heslop are buried deep on the depth chart and are all unlikely to remain in Seattle beyond 2021.
And last but certainly not least, Punter Michael Dickson is the best young punter in the NFL and must surely be retained by the Seahawks beyond 2021.