Terron Armstead, left tackle
The Seahawks need to replace Duane Brown sooner rather than later. While he might be Seattle’s best offensive lineman still, that means very little. Gabe Jackson is decent at right guard but the rest of the line is bad. Brown is having his worst season since 2009 in 2021. The center position is atrocious and has needed an answer for several years now. Seattle goes through centers more than Harry Potter went through Defense Against the Dark Arts teachers.
Armstead has been a very good left tackle for the New Orleans Saints for 8 years now. (He didn’t play much in his rookie year so he has actually played nine seasons.) From 2018 through 2020, Armstead was a Pro Bowler. In 2021, Armstead has the 17th-highest grade among all tackles, per Pro Football Focus, at 77.2. He has allowed just 1 sack this year.
In 2019, Armstead allowed zero sacks in 935 snaps. He is a bit better at pass protection than run blocking but the Seahawks absolutely need that. The current line is awful at protecting whoever is behind center. Part of that issue is that Russell Wilson holds on to the ball too long many times but just as much Wilson has too little time to throw.
The only drawback to Armstead is he does have a bit of an injury history. He has missed four games this year, though he only missed three total games between 2019 and 2020. That said, he is still just 30 years old and should have several years left. Plus, the Saints probably can’t afford to sign him as New Orleans paid fellow tackle Ryan Ramczyk this past offseason a chunk of change to keep him through 2025.