The Seahawks have gotten a lot of contract work done in a small amount of time over the last few weeks. Quandre Diggs is the last to re-work his deal. On Thursday, multiple reports stated the Seahawks worked out a restructure contract with Diggs where Diggs would convert $100 thousand per game in roster bonuses into actual salary and made $5.05 million of his salary into a signing bonus and added a void year.
Now there are two questions. One short-term and one long-term. The short-term one is obvious: What do the Seahawks want to do with the cap space they currently have? That could mean signing a player like Richard Sherman while also adding another quality player. Seattle surely will spend some money somewhere and it will be exciting to see what happens.
Seahawks re-work safety Quandre Diggs’ contract
The other question is what to do about Diggs after 2021. Diggs did make the Pro Bowl in 2020 but the first third of the season Diggs was not that great, just like the rest of the defense. Safeties are getting $10 million or more a season now and if Diggs is very good in 2021 he might want that.
But then what does Seattle do with Marquise Blair? Blair was drafted to be a safety, not a nickel corner. In very limited time in 2019, Blair looked solid but then didn’t get to play much. In 2020, he was going to start in the slot but got hurt and missed almost all the season.
Blair was a second round pick and second round picks need to play or that’s a big waste of draft capital. If Seattle doesn’t want to pay Diggs after this year then Blair might replace him. Blair is quick enough to play nickel corner and has the quickness to play free safety and is an aggressive tackler. Blair next to Jamal Adams might put the boom in a Legion of Boom 2.0.