The Seattle Seahawks currently have 25 players from the 2021 roster set to hit free agency this offseason. For this article, I included grades and stats directly from Pro Football Focus. The purpose of this list is for 12s to get an opportunity to help determine (based on rank and grade) whether or not we should be looking to go in another direction.
Some pretty big names on this list, some relatively unknown names and some names you maybe didn’t even know were on the team. Nonetheless, the Seahawks have some re-tooling to do.
Seattle doesn’t have the money to keep everyone, nor should they keep them all even if they did.
Grades from this year for all of the Seahawks impending free agents
Players who should be brought back
Duane Brown – Starting LT – 36 yrs old – Projected Contract – $10,000,000/yr 1 year fully guaranteed.
Overall Grade -71.5 (Ranked 37th out of 83 Tackles)
Passing Blocking – 69.9
Run Blocking – 69.6
969 Offensive Snaps, 5 Penalties, & 8 sacks allowed
Re-sign or no?: Huge drop-off from what has been a top tackle this year. Still worth resigning at a discount in my opinion.
Quandre Diggs – Starting FS -29 yrs old – Projected Contract – $8,000,000/yr for 3 years $13.5 Million guaranteed. $24 Million total
Overall Grade – 71.6 (Ranked 24th out of 94 Safeties)
Run Defense – 71.9
Pass Rush – 53.5
68 Tackles, 5 Interceptions, Targeted 30 times, Allowed 21 Receptions, &12 missed tackles
Re-sign or no?: Not exactly the best safety as Quandre states but he was Seattle’s best coverage player.
Gerald Everett – Starting TE – 27 yrs old – Projected Contract – $7.5 Million/yr for 3 years w/ 12.5m guaranteed. $22.5 Million Total.
Overall Grade – 63.5 (ranked 38th out of 74 TE)
Receiving Grade – 64.5
Rushing Grade – 62.6
59 Targets, 48 Catches, 478 yards, 4 TDs, 3 Drops, 2 Fumbles, & 116 Passer Rating when targeted
Re-sign or no?: Everett had some monster runs but the drops and fumble stand out the most if you watched that game.
D.J. Reed – Starting Right Cornerback – 25 yrs old – Projected Contract – $9 Million/yr for 3 years w/ $15 Million guaranteed. Total $27 Million contract.
Overall Grade – 78.6 (Ranked 8th out of 120 CBs)
Run Defense – 85.8
Coverage – 75.4
79 Total Tackles, 19 Stops, 9 Missed Tackles, 2 Interceptions, 66 Passer Rating Allowed, 606 Coverage Snaps, 396 Run Defense Snaps
Re-sign or no?: Singing Reed should be a top priority this offseason.