Seahawks general manager has made a habit of impactful trades just before seasons start. While Seattle has a few years of very good drafts and a few years of bad and have hit on a few free agents but missed on just as many, if not more, Seattle usually does a good job in acquiring players in trades.
In fact, two of Seattle’s most important players are holding-in currently but should be starting week one of the season and came to the Seahawks in trades, Duane Brown and Jamal Adams. Last year Schneider acquired Adams just as training camp was about to start. Then in mid-season, Schneider was able to get defensive end Carlos Dunlap who greatly improved the pass rush.
It might be even more surprising if Seattle doesn’t make an impactful trade before week one. Prior to the 2019 season, the Seahawks were able to get Jadeveon Clowney in a trade. John Schneider doesn’t just make trades to make trades, he makes important moves that make the team better.
Seahawks have a habit of making important trades just before seasons begin
So which players should John Schneider try to go after prior to the beginning of this season? Seattle has several needs to address. While the team has no obvious Achilles heel they also have areas, like cornerback, where if other parts don’t work well, like the pass rush, then the other group would be highly negatively impacted.
There are few players in the NFL that are untradable (unless one happens to be a quarterback but Seattle doesn’t need one of those) so with the right offer to the right team, Schneider could make another trade that puts Seattle in position for the playoffs yet again.