Seahawks should target these three safeties before the trade deadline

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Josh Metellus would look better in Seahawks navy
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Seahawks could get this young talent from the Vikings

Josh Metellus ranks second in my group. Unlike Jackson, he should have a lot of football left as he’s still just 24 and only in his third season in the league. That being said, he hardly has the resume of Jackson. While he’s appeared in 37 of 39 games, he only has one start. On that basis, Jackson would be the better fit.

At 5’11 and 207 pounds, he has the frame to play a more physical game than Jackson, slotting in-between Quandre Diggs and Ryan Neal. It’s true that the vast majority of his snaps have been on special teams, but when in the regular lineup, Metellus has played a solid game. His only career start was this season versus the Lions. You’ll remember they hung 45 on the Seahawks. Well, in that game Metellus played every snap, broke up two passes, and had the Vikings only interception.

Check out this sequence, 12s. The score is Minnesota 28, Detroit 24. The Lions get the ball with 45 seconds left. Goff picks on Metellus on second down and connects with Josh Reynolds for 25 yards. The ball is at the 50 with 24 seconds to go. After a spike to kill the clock, the Lions go after Metellus again, but this time, Metellus shuts Reynolds down. On third down, Goff goes the Hail Mary route, and who gets the game-clinching interception? That’s right, our guy Metellus.

While he’s allowed too many completions for my taste – 8 of 14 for his career – he’s only allowed a total of 11 yards after the catch. His PFF grade so far this year is a solid 77.7. Yes, it’s a small sample size, but he’s played miles better than our own Josh, Mr. Jones. Metellus has a very sweet cap number too at just $895 K this year, and $1.0 million for 2023. I think he’d be a great fit in Seattle, and it shouldn’t take too much to pry him loose. Besides, they owe us for Percy Harvin.