The Seattle Seahawks have had a lost season and need to be rebuilt. There are several players who might not be playing for Seattle past 2021. But some key players might leave for reasons other than the team’s win-loss record.
Of course, each season every NFL team goes through some attrition. Players retire, get released or traded. Seattle made a decision to try to re-sign several players from last year’s successful team, such as Carlos Dunlap, in hopes that success would be repeated in 2021. It clearly hasn’t.
Some of this is due to the fact that Seattle has completely misused Dunlap. Until Week 14, Dunlap had been very unproductive but had also not been getting many snaps. After playing just 5 percent of the snaps in Week 12 and 12 percent in Week 13, Dunlap’s snap counts have increased to between 32 and 45 percent in the last three games.
3 players who might be leaving the Seattle Seahawks after the next two games
Moreover, Dunlap has played a lot more at defensive end than linebacker and Seattle had wrongfully chosen to play Dunlap a lot more at linebacker than he ever had previously. In the last two weeks, Dunlap has a combined 5 sacks. And no, I don’t have Dunlap on the list that follows for one single reason: While he is under contract for 2022 I am hoping Seattle hires a defensive coordinator to better use Dunlap’s immense skills.
But the three players that follow might need to either be let go for lack of expected productivity or because they will want more money than the Seahawks want to give them. With two games left in a very bad 2021 season, Seattle must look at making changes (but there is one player on this list they need to keep).