The Seattle Seahawks may not be expected to be a playoff team in 2022 but there is enough talent on the roster that Seattle could surprise pundits.
Seattle also has enough cap wiggle room, even after they sign their 2022 draft picks, to pick up another important player left in free agency. Remember that cap space isn’t as rigid as it might seem. The cap can be manipulated.
Plus, while the Seahawks are rebuilding, they should make these three moves to not only make 2022 a potentially better season than some hope but make the future better too.
Three moves the Seahawks should still make this offseason
Sign Jadeveon Clowney
I am not overly surprised Clowney is still a free agent. He seems OK with waiting to make major moves until summer or closer to the season. He is still an excellent player and clearly, no team was going to pay him high-end money or he would have signed already. But while there is always a question about Clowney’s availability as he gets nicked up often, there is no question about his ability.
Clowney also would be a good fit in either a 3-4 or 4-3. Seattle appears to be moving towards more 3-4 sets but it is unlikely to completely move away from a 4-3 as this is what head coach Pete Carroll knows best and likes. Clowney’s ability makes him able to be flexible enough to bounce between the two fronts.
Plus, while Seattle seems to have a bunch of young, and somewhat still unproven edge rushers, Clowney is fantastic against the run so having a defensive end who can both rush the passer and play the run shouldn’t ever be overlooked.