In one of the more important offseasons for the Seattle Seahawks in years, Seattle has several of their own free agents they need to decide to re-sign or not. Seattle has 16 players set to be unrestricted free agents.
Beyond what Seattle decides to do in the 2022 NFL draft or which free agents they decide to pursue from other teams, 2022 could be determined on which of their own free agents they choose to bring back.
Seattle seemingly made a concerted effort to make the 2021 version of the team pretty much the same as 2020 as Seattle brought back a lot of their own free agents last offseason. That strategy ended up being unsuccessful and Seattle went 7-10 this year.
Seattle Seahawks need to re-sign these four free agents
But John Schneider and Pete Carroll have been in charge of the Seahawks since 2010 and they have been really successful in the overall decisions they have made. People can argue with how well the team has drafted or how the team has been built but no one can argue that relative to most other franchises Seattle has been one of the most successful teams over the last decade.
That said, no one really knows what Schneider and Carroll are going to do this offseason. It would seem, based on a bad 2021, that they would rethink their approach to 2022. But they also have approached most seasons the same since 2010 so expecting a huge change might be a mistake.
Still, Seattle has a lot of cap space to work with this offseason and a quarterback in Russell Wilson (he isn’t being traded this offseason, I promise) who is one of the better QBs in the league so there is no reason Seattle shouldn’t be better next year. Part of that success comes from Seattle needing to re-sign the following players.