NFL free agency has unofficially started and the Seattle Seahawks reportedly will re-sign safety Quandre Diggs in some good news 12s needed. Over the last several days, we have to learn that Russell Wilson was traded and Bobby Wagner was released. Keeping Diggs in Seattle was much-needed.
Diggs has been fantastic since the Seahawks traded for him midway through the 2019 season. In 38 regular season games, Diggs has 13 interceptions and 20 passes defended and been to back-to-back Pro Bowls.
He did suffer a fairly gruesome leg injury in Week 18 of the 2021 season but by all reports, Diggs looks like he should be recovered enough to play in Week 1 of 2022.
Seahawks: Quandre Diggs reportedly re-signing with Seattle
The other good thing about Diggs re-signing is that it means the Seahawks aren’t just completely giving up on next year after trading Wilson and releasing Wagner. A year of re-tooling is one thing but without bringing back players like Diggs, Seattle was looking at a complete and possibly years-long rebuild.
Per NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport, Diggs will sign a three-year and $40 million contract. This is a massive pay hike for the free safety but Diggs has earned every penny of the deal in relation to his standing as one of the better safeties in the NFL.
The offense might not be as good in 2022 but the defense could be much better and this could allow Seattle to do better than forecasted win-loss records will likely have them as being. Diggs, coupled with Jamal Adams, certainly maintains that Seattle has one of the best safety duos in the league.
Plus, re-signing Diggs just allows 12s to breathe a huge sigh of relief that Seattle is going to do something positive this offseason. Maybe like getting back to the basics of having one of the better defenses in the NFL?
Grade for re-signing Quandre Diggs: A