Seahawks priority No. 1 to re-sign: Quandre Diggs, FS
If there was any doubt with whom the Seahawks top priority was before the Seahawks brass met the media at the combine, it has since been squashed.
Both Pete Carroll and John Schneider did nothing but sing Quandre Diggs praise for his play. Carroll brought up how little attention Diggs receives and notes that is simply a byproduct of him doing his job remarkedly well.
Quarterbacks are afraid to throw his way. I can’t say I blame them. Diggs has had 10 interceptions over the last two seasons. When Diggs isn’t targeted, he still finds a way to make the play. His moral destroying hits are a beauty to watch. I actually wrote an article a while back stating that the Seahawks prioritized the wrong safety extension last off-season.
He has easily been the most impactful Seahawks on the defense since his acquisition from Detroit. Diggs consistently creates turnovers. He is the coach of the defense, and he keeps everyone moving in the same direction.
After his end-of-year injury, nearly the entire team wanted to stay with him. That is how much of an impact Diggs has had on the locker room. A player that everyone around him wants to go to bat for. That is the type of leader and player that Diggs is.
You could argue that paying two safeties is bad business. However, the Seahawks are no strangers to doing this… I fully expect them to try and keep Diggs going into the foreseeable future. The franchise tag is absolutely in play.
Either way, Diggs is arguably the most important player on that defense and needs to be retained. The Seahawks know this. They are doing everything they can to keep him in Seattle for years to come.
A realistic contract offer for Quandre Diggs: 3 years, $32.5 million