The Seattle Seahawks enter their most important offseason in years. After a surprising last-place finish in the NFC West this past year, Seattle is either on the precipice of rebounding back to the playoffs in 2022 or possibly the beginning of a long run of being mediocre.
The NFC West isn’t going to be any easier next year. The Los Angeles Rams just won the Super Bowl and they might lose a key player or two but they will likely return head coach Sean McVay and quarterback Matthew Stafford and future Hall of Famer Aaron Donald.
The 49ers are a well-coached team who made the playoffs even despite not-great quarterback play. Their defense is good and they simply reload at running back.
The Cardinals might be a mess in the locker room with all the Kyler Murray issues but they still have a quality roster and seem to always beat Seattle once every year.
Seattle Seahawks need to re-sign thee four free agents
To make a deep run in the playoffs in 2022, the Seahawks first need to overcome every other team in their own division to make the playoffs and then once there see what the rest of the NFC has to offer. But Seattle can make the playoffs next year because they have a lot of talent on their team too.
A huge positive, however, is that Seattle currently is the only team in the division with plus-cap room heading into the offseason. Every other team is in the red. And with a few restructured deals, the Seahawks could create up to $91 million in cap room. Some of this room needs to be spent on re-signing the following four players.