The Seattle Seahawks need stability at cornerback. D.J. Reed has been good but oft-injured. Seattle needs to be aggressive and sign a very good 2022 free agent.
Seattle hopefully has learned a lesson this season. No longer can they wait…and wait…and wait to sign free agents they like. What Seattle ends up with most of the time is a mediocre player and one who doesn’t stay in Seattle long. That’s if Seattle finds a free agent to sign that isn’t their own.
Last offseason, Seattle signed 12 free agents. Just four of those players were from other teams and cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon was traded before the season even began.
One of the perceived weaknesses, when the 2021 season started for the Seahawks, was at cornerback. But the pass rush has been so disappointing it took the focus away from the cornerback group. The CBs have looked better by comparison but still haven’t been good.
3 cornerbacks Seattle Seahawks need to chase this offseason
Reed is the highest-graded of all Seattle’s corners this season by Pro Football Focus. Overall, though, Reed is just the 32nd-highest-ranked cornerback in the NFL. Reed has missed three games, however. Seattle’s next highest-graded corner is Sidney Jones at number 48 overall.
Tre Brown will be returning at some point next year but suffered a gruesome knee injury and might need more than a year to fully recover. Seattle can’t wait to add quality at cornerback until Brown returns.
And while the outside corners were the ones of most worry coming into the season, now slot corner seems a great position of need as Ugo Amadi has been terrible in 2021. Seattle needs to find a top-notch corner in free agency. Here are three they should chase.