The Seattle Seahawks are very unlikely to make the playoffs in 2021 and need to rebuild some. One of the most frustrating things about this season, one in which Seattle was once again expected to be good enough to make the postseason, is how parts of the team assumed to be good before the season haven’t been good at all.
Before I get into three Seahawks who should definitely not be back next year, I should mention those pieces of the team that will likely return next season for various reasons but maybe shouldn’t.
Jamal Adams is inconsistent and overpaid. To be fair, though, I had no qualms about Seattle adding him before the 2020 season (he’s physically gifted and tends to have a positive attitude). But something has happened this year. He’s shown he cannot catch well for one. He does have one interception but has dropped at least four easy picks. He also has zero sacks and just 2 quarterback hits. Not good at all.
Three Seahawks that do not need to return in 2022
Carlos Dunlap is signed through next year and will make $6.5 million with his dead cap of $5.6 million. That likely means he is too expensive to give up. But Dunlap has .5 sacks and just 4 quarterback hits. Part of the issue is Dunlap is being used in coverage more this year for some unknown reason. If he does return in 2022, hopefully that won’t continue.
L.J. Collier is simply too obvious to mention in this article. He almost certainly won’t be with the team next year but he also doesn’t seem to perform horribly when he is given a chance to play but he’s been a healthy scratch 7 times in 10 games.
However, there are three pieces of this team that do not need to return in 2022.