The Seattle Seahawks 2021 has not been a fun one for team or 12s. Seattle cannot bring back anything close to the current roster and expect 2022 success. There were a few feel-good wins at the end of the season but they can’t blind the organization to a season of not being good enough to make the playoffs.
Seattle definitely has a lot of key free agents of their own they need to make decisions on whether to re-sign or not. One of those players is on this list and might be a must re-sign for Seattle this offseason. But Seattle has kind of put themselves in a corner to do that at running back and that isn’t a good thing.
The other players on this list are under contract in 2022. If the Seahawks want to be better and make the playoffs next year then relying on the following players would be a mistake.
Four players the Seattle Seahawks can’t rely on in 2022
Marquise Blair was a second round pick in 2019 and has sporadically shown some very good promise. He can tackle and covers well in the slot for a 6’1″ safety who has had to convert to nickelback as Seattle has had Quandre Diggs and Jamal Adams. But Blair gets hurt a lot and this makes Ugo Amadi Seattle’s only real option as slot corner.
But Amadi was atrocious this year. Per Pro Football Focus, he had an overall grade of 40.2 this year and a coverage grade of just 37.2. Amadi’s overall grade ranked 119th in the NFL which is last among qualifying cornerbacks. Don’t believe PFF? Fine. Amadi had a quarterback-rating-allowed of 97.5 in 2021.
Seattle gave up a lot of completed crossing patterns and some of the blame goes to coaching and the linebackers. But Amadi also doesn’t cover slot receivers that well this season and that is his main job. Amadi is under contract next year but the Seahawks need to find a replacement for him.