Competition for Reiter’s services
Of the ten teams with a starting center rated lower than Ethan Pocic, the Jets are paying Connor McGovern $9 million in 2021, Denver drafted a center in Quinn Meinerz, the Raiders have signed Nick Martin to replace Rodney Hudson, Dallas did not draft a center when they could have, so seem likely to stick with youngster Tyler Biadasz for 2021, and the Rams appear set on converting guard Austin Corbett into their starting center.
This leaves Minnesota, NY Giants, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, and Miami as the most likely rivals to the Seahawks for Reiter’s services. Salary cap wise according to spotrac.com, Minnesota have just $1.3 million to spare, the Giants $9.6 million, Atlanta $1.6million, Pittsburgh $7.8 million, and the Dolphins $11.3 million.
On this basis, we can probably take Atlanta and Minnesota out of the running. Nick Gates was probably the Giants best O-lineman as he converted from guard to center last season, so they are likely to stick with Gates for 2021.
That leaves just Miami, Pittsburgh and the Seahawks. The Seahawks have just $4 million in salary cap space at this point in time, so in that sense, the Steelers and the Cowboys are better placed to pick Reiter up.
The surely inevitable restructuring of Jamal Adams contract should create enough space to allow the Seahawks to have enough to pick Reiter up.
Adding Reiter to Lewis, Jackson, Brown and Shell would give the Seahawks a top ten offensive line and surely give Russell Wilson the opportunity to have his best season yet and thus vastly improve the Seahawks chances in 2021.