Rasul Douglas hasn’t earned a huge payday in 2022. That said, it doesn’t mean a team won’t give him one. Douglas bounced around the NFL – he actually was on the Arizona Cardinals practice squad in 2021 – before he finally found his niche with the Packers. But once he found that niche, he was a star.
In 12 games and 9 starts for Green Bay this past season, Douglas had 5 interceptions, including 2 interceptions returned for touchdowns, 13 passes defended and a quarterback rating allowed of just 44.5. So what happened in his four years in the league before he joined Green Bay in 2021? After all, Douglas will be 28 years old in Week 1 of 2022 so it seems like he would have figured out how to be an NFL corner before this past year.
Let’s not sell Douglas short. As a rookie with the Eagles in 2017, Douglas started five games and had 2 interceptions and 11 passes defended. In his second year with Philadelphia, he started 7 games and had 3 interceptions. His 2018 passer rating allowed was 98.5 – not great but there were worse CBs. In 2019, Douglas’ QBR-allowed was 114.2 but he only allowed completions on 56.9 percent of his targets.
But this past year he figured it out and maybe because he finally got a chance at playing a lot on a decent team. He did play 89 percent of snaps with Carolina in 2020 but the Panthers were terrible and Douglas got no help. He played 89 percent of snaps in 2021 with Green Bay and was fantastic. Douglas is 6’2″ and 210 pounds so he is a Pete Carrol-sized corner. Likely, his skill set would work well with the Seahawks and Seattle wouldn’t have to pay a ton to get him.