Seahawks should add one of these three free agent safeties
Seahawks hit the jackpot with their last former Bucs safety
All good little 12s know I’m talking about Bradley McDougald, who came to the Seahawks in 2017. Seattle had a pretty solid pair of safeties then, too. I know this calls back to the distant mists of time, but we had a couple of guys named Chancellor and Thomas who could play a little.
McDougald was strictly seen as an insurance policy. His ability to play either role led to his outstanding contributions to the Hawks.
Andrew Adams could fill much the same role for Seattle in 2022. There are certainly differences between Adams and McDougald, though. For one, Adams hasn’t been the starter in Tampa Bay for the past two years. In his six seasons in the league, he’s only been the de facto starter in two. His best season was undoubtedly 2018 when he had four picks and broke up nine passes.
He is versatile, as he’s played as both the free safety and the strong safety. Pro Football Focus graded him at 76.4 overall. Granted that was in limited action, as he only played 214 snaps on defense. Adams could also definitely contribute on special teams too, as his 244 snaps last year attest.