Two players who used to be safeties
Blair is a bit like Carson. But in even more limited time than Carson, Blair has only hinted at how good he might be. Blair was a second-round choice in 2019 so a lot was expected of him. He joined the team as a safety and started a game in his rookie year and was pretty good with 11 tackles and a forced fumble in Week 8.
But after Seattle traded for Quandre Diggs and Jamal Adams, Blair didn’t have a spot at safety anymore. He was moved to slot corner and was surprisingly good enough in training camp in 2020 that he was going to be the starter there but he got hurt in his second game and missed the rest of the year. In 2021, he only played in six games because of injuries.
Seattle brought back Justin Coleman this offseason and Coleman will likely take over in the slot. Blair is just a player with decent potential but no position to call home.
As opposed to Blair, Amadi’s issue hasn’t been staying healthy. Blair has only missed two games in three years. But in 2021 he was simply terrible at his position. He allowed 9.7 yards per completion which is like giving up a first down on every completed pass and that is the opposite of what a slot corner should do.
Amadi needs to be replaced. But he came into the NFL as a safety too and moved to slot since he has no spot at safety. Now he has no home at nickeback because Coleman has returned.