Earlier in the week, in a surprising move, the Jacksonville Jaguars released 26-year-old linebacker, Myles Jack. Who, by the way, finished last year with 100+ tackles. After releasing Bobby Wagner, the Seahawks can bring in a tackle machine that is considerably younger and, who will be way cheaper.
A potential pairing of Myles Jack and Jordyn Brooks can result in something special. Given his young age, he can contribute to this team for years to come. He has some experience playing in a 3-4 defense as well as serving as a captain for that team.
Bobby’s leadership will never be duplicated in Seattle, but rather than turning to the draft and hoping that a player can have solid production in the NFL, they can sign a player in Jack who has already proved what he is capable of.
That doesn’t mean the Seahawks still can’t draft a linebacker. Rather, it allows them to address a bigger need earlier on in the draft. The big spending spree for the Jacksonville Jaguars has caused the casualty of releasing Jack and, I am sure more cuts are to follow. But, the bigger picture here, the Seahawks can be the beneficiary of this situation by giving Jack a chance.