Seattle Seahawks CB D.J. Reed has turned himself into a very good cornerback and is coming off his best season. But now he is an unrestricted free agent and, as always, there are plenty of teams looking to sign a high-quality CB. Reed will be getting a raise next year, that’s for sure.
Seattle will be looking for a new defensive coordinator this offseason and hopefully one who is a lot more aggressive than Ken Norton, Jr. was. As Seattle needs to add quality to its cornerback group, Reed might be a must re-sign for the Seahawks. But will Reed wait to sign with Seattle until he knows who the new DC is?
Reed also might give Seattle a bit of a break as after the 49ers were basically forced to release Reed in 2020, Seattle signed him and he became a starter and a good one. That is likely me with wishful thinking but I will have my fingers crossed he returns until he signs somewhere.
Three potential landing spots for Seattle Seahawks free agent D.J. Reed
Or this could simply come down to how much money teams offer D.J. Reed. He had a 67.8 quarterback-rating-against in 2021 and that is a very good number. Reed allowed 3 touchdown passes when targeted and that isn’t terrible either. Pro Football Focus had Reed graded as the 9th-best CB in the NFL. Reed is going to be a wanted man this offseason.
Among the many teams that need a good cornerback, here are three that might have the best chance to sign D.J. Reed.