Addison isn’t going to need to remake the defense. But he is a fantastic fit for Seattle because he is used to playing in a 3-4 defense and is used to being part of a rotation of edge rushers. Addison isn’t going to demand to play 60 percent of the snaps but in those snaps, he does play, he will be very productive.
Addison might be 34 years old but if there is a young 34 in the NFL then it is Addison. The reason I say this is because Addison has missed just six games since 2013 but played just 61 percent or more of his teams’ snaps three times. He should still have good speed in which to beat offensive linemen.
Addison has also been consistently productive since 2014. His low in sacks is 5 in 2020 but he had 7 in 2021. Addison has had 6 or more every other year since 2014. He has had 9 or more sacks four times and as recently as 2019.
Seattle Seahawks possibly adding Mario Addison makes total sense
The Seahawks normally look for depth when it comes to edge rushers, at least lately. While Seattle did release Carlos Dunlap and Benson Mayowa this offseason, they didn’t truly fit in a 3-4 defense. Seattle has mostly been a 4-3 base since Pete Carroll arrived in 2010 but that is definitely changing.
Seattle added Uchenna Nwosu this offseason in free agency and third-year pro Darrell Taylor can play in a 3-4 or 4-3. Making Addison part of that rotation makes absolute due to his experience in that kind of system and his production.
Addison isn’t great against the run but Seattle doesn’t need him to be – he would be brought in solely to chase down quarterbacks. If the Seahawks can sign him to a one-year deal and Addison can get 7 sacks, he will be worth whatever Seattle pays him.