While we all know the Seattle Seahawks need to make changes in 2022, here are three players the team could cut to create more cap space.
Seattle is actually in pretty decent shape already for free agency in 2022 with an estimated cap space of $55,984,936, per Over The Cap. Of course, some of that space may need to go towards signing D.K. Metcalf to an extension in 2023. Historically, general manager John Schneider doesn’t overpay for players and Seattle usually waits until day 2 or 3 of free agency to make any kind of impacts moves.
But maybe 2022 needs to be different. The Seahawks did win in Week13 but the team is now only 4-8 so whatever Seattle has done to make this team going into this year hasn’t worked. Changes of personnel need to be made, sure, but so does a change in the approach of how the team is built.
I don’t expect Schneider and Pete Carroll (and for this exercise, I am expecting them both to return for next year) to completely change who they are and get one or two high-cost free agents on day one but being a bit more aggressive is a must.
Seahawks could create more cap space in 2022 by trimming these three players
The last several drafts have not gone that well overall so relying on the young guys to be impact players and have a lesser need for impact free agents seems kind of dumb.
It was leaked on Sunday that the NFL salary cap could jump to $208 million for next year. But Seattle could add $23 million more to the amount it can spend this offseason by trimming three players. And there is one you won’t like hearing about, most likely.