The Seattle Seahawks will rollover $10,555,795 in cap space for the 2022 offseason. This basically equates to what Duane Brown made in 2020 and is Brown’s three-year average. Seattle will have around $51 million already to spend in the offseason so any rollover would affect that.
The final cap number won’t be official until March and that’s when teams will start spending money on free agents. March 14th starts the time when clubs are permitted to talk to 2022 free agents. Teams will know exactly how much they have to spend just before that.
While Brown made $11,940,000 in 2021, his three-year average is $10,409,167. With Brown’s age (he will be 37 years old during the 2022 season), he shouldn’t expect to make more than the rollover cap space Seattle has, especially as Brown did not have a great season this past year.
Seattle Seahawks have plenty of cap space heading into 2022
No matter what, the Seahawks are in an excellent position for free agency this coming offseason. Since John Schneider and Pete Carroll came to Seattle in 2010, the Seahawks have never had as much relative cap space to spend as they will this offseason.
Some of the moves that Seattle makes will have to include their own impending free agents. This includes Duane Brown at left tackle. Seattle has no real replacement currently for Brown on the roster which means Seattle might try to re-sign Brown on a one-year deal. Brown would be open to that, reportedly.
But the Seahawks also need to re-sign Rashaad Penny and D.J. Reed, among others. Penny and Reed might not cost that much to re-sign, however. Seattle should have quite a bit of cap space to improve the team in 2022 and get back to the playoffs.
The decisions that Seattle makes this offseason in free agency and the NFL draft will likely determine the future of the franchise and whether Carroll and Schneider are employed by the Seahawks in 2023.