3 moves Seahawks should make Tuesday to improve 2022
By Lee Vowell
Sign Eric Fisher
Eric Fisher is younger than Duane Brown by five years. Fisher has made the Pro Bowl in two of the last four years. Was he perfect in 2021 with the Colts? No. He gave up 7 sacks. Brown gave up 8 total, however. And Fisher was still excellent in run-blocking.
Fisher also had an excuse for maybe not being as good as he was in other recent years. He was coming off of a torn Achilles at the end of 2020 and definitely didn’t have the same explosiveness coming into his blocks. But he also got better as the season wore on, meaning that the healthier he got the better he was.
Fisher should be fully healthy in 2022. He will still be expensive because he isn’t old. And he doesn’t have a huge history of injury problems. In 2019, Fisher only played 9 games but he missed just one game in 2020 and two in 2021. Prior to 2019, Fisher didn’t not play 16 games in a season from 2014 through 2018.
Fisher has shown to be very good in his career at protecting the passer but also opening lanes for running backs. Tackles in the NFL seem to now be able to play well at least into their mid-30s meaning that Seattle should offer Fisher a contract that pays him for three years or more.
This could save Seattle from taking a tackle with their first pick in 2022 and possibly an edge rusher or cornerback instead and know that the blindside of their future QB is safe in the hands of Fisher.