There are two truths. First, the Seahawks just signed Jamal Adams, their starting strong safety, to a record-breaking contract extension. The second truth is Quandre Diggs is the more consistent and impactful safety for the Seahawks defense.
The Seahawks had a choice to make after the Jamal Adams trade. Do we double down after sending multiple firsts and a third-round selection for Adams and extend him? They chose to do just that to the tune of $17.5 million per year.
However, two years into his Seahawks tenure, he has yet to make much of a splash outside his gaudy sack numbers from the 2021 season. Furthermore, he has sustained two serious shoulder injuries along with a series of other ailments.
What a Quandre Diggs extension could look like for the Seahawks.
Meanwhile, the Seahawks got a steal in Quandre Diggs. They traded just a 5th rounder to the Lions for their defensive captain. Over Diggs’s first two and a half seasons with Seattle, he has been to two Pro Bowls and been amongst the best in the league in interceptions. He has 20 passes defended and 13 interceptions.
Diggs has been the playmaker over the middle that the team desperately needed. He has always just flown under the radar. I am not honestly sure why. He is a blend of Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor. He plays single high and lays out the boom.
We all know how hindsight works. It’s always in 20/20. However, it looks like the Seahawks extended the wrong safety. They chose the brand-name product at an overpriced amount instead of a higher quality product from a smaller retailer.