The Seattle Seahawks have mostly built their teams out of free-agent signings and draft picks but three trades have made a huge impact on the team’s success over the decades.
It is easy to nit-pick bad trades. Of course, Seattle recently traded for safety Jamal Adams and that is already being talked about as one of the worst trades in franchise history. Is it? Who knows? It might be.
But unlike all the good trades that I have on this list in the case of Adams there simply hasn’t been enough time to fully review how much the trade will affect the future. Adams is still just 25 years, has only played a little less than two years in Seattle and is under contract for three more after this season. The Adams trade might still work out well for the Seahawks.
The three best trades in Seattle Seahawks history
The 2010s have been Seattle’s best decade in franchise history. While the success was mostly due to really good draft in the early part of the decade and some nice free agents signings more in the middle of it, there was one trade that Pete Carroll and John Schneider made that changed the face of the offense.
And in the dace prior, Seattle made a trade at the beginning of it that would also change the fortunes of the offense.
The point is that a franchise can make only a few moves with other teams but those moves can make huge impacts. The best three trades in Seahawks history? They are as follows.