What a Morgan Moses contract could look like for the Seahawks.
It still too early to know if there are any front runners for Moses. However, I have no doubt there will be plenty of competition for a player of his level with his durability. Fortunately, two things fall in Seattle’s favor.
First, Seattle has a world-class culture. From the top of the organization down, they work with the utmost class. If the players helped recruit, it could likely get the deal done. Second, Seattle has a legit championship-caliber squad with a future Hall of Fame quarterback. There will be no questioning how competitive the team is.
There are two ways this contract could play out.
The multiyear deal:
Terms: 3 years, $21 million
Average salary: $7 million
GTD: $9 million
Cap hits by year:
- 2021: $4.25 million
- 2022: $7.25 million
- 2023: $9.5 million
If Moses is looking for one final payday, this deal could do the trick. This would have Moses taking just a $500k pay cut from what was expected in Washington before being cut.
The other option is a buy low on a one-year contract if he wants to hit the market again next year. The only issue here, Seattle has a lot of one-year deals already. This would just add yet another player/ position to their growing holes for the 2022 off-season.
The single-year deal:
Terms: 1 year, $4.5 million
GTD: $4.5 million (fully guaranteed)
The Seahawks would likely have to release Brandon Shell in either of these moves. They would save $3.35 million by moving on from him. So all in all, to get a small upgrade in talent with a large upgrade in durability, would cost Seattle $1.15 million in cap space regardless of the contractual route taken.