Reiter vs Pocic
Over the last three seasons, respectively, the stats for Reiter and Pocic compare as follows, per PFF.com:
Reiter 70.9, 63 and 78.6 at an average of 70.8
Pocic 62.4, 43.3 and 45.9 at an average of 50.5
Ratings-wise, Reiter’s poorest season was still better than Pocic’s best. Reiter has played 2,178 snaps, allowing 3 sacks or one sack per 726 snaps. Pocic has played 1,329 snaps, allowing 7 sacks or one sack per 190 snaps.
So we can clearly see what a truly transformative impact signing Reiter could and should have. Reiter would also bring greater leadership and a winning mentality as he has been part of the Chiefs success in recent years.
Looking to add to the secondary, or elsewhere on the defense may make a small difference to the Seahawks overall performance in 2021. But as displayed by the stats above, Reiter would give your best player, Russell Wilson much-improved protection and thus opportunity to do the damage to the opposition that only Wilson can do.
What would it cost to get Reiter?
According to Spotrac.com, in 2018 got paid $960k, $1.5 million in 2019 and $3.7 million by the Chiefs in 2020. On that basis, you would think Reiter might be available at $4 million a year, but Spotrac lists his market value as $11.4 million per year.
The truth is almost certainly somewhere between the two. The closest comparison this close season I could find is New England signing Ted Karras for just $3 million and David Andrews for $5.9 million.
Andrews is the closest of the two to Reiter, so in a market that does not play into Reiter’s hands getting him for around $6 million should be possible, maybe even less if you give him a longer backloaded contract.
Reiter is 30, so a four-year contract for say $25 million, $4.5 for the first year and $7 million a year after that would probably get Reiter to Seattle. The other thing in the Seahawks favor is that Reiter gets to play center for one of the greatest QBs in the game, just like he did with Mahomes.