Seahawks should target these three safeties before the trade deadline

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Kamren Curl would be much happier with the Seahawks
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Seahawks would welcome this refugee from the Commanders

You know how this works, 12s. We always save the best for last; it’s the law of the interwebs. The Commanders have been an absolute train wreck for years now, basically, since the human train wreck Daniel Snyder bought the team in 1999. Under his – ahem – stewardship, the group formerly known as The Washington Team has just six winning seasons in the past 24 years. One of those seasons was his first as owner, and as he didn’t take possession of the team until June, he hardly had time to screw it up that first year. No worries, his moves had them in third place in his second year.

So it shouldn’t be too surprising that good players want out of this hell pit. One of the best is my first choice to join the Seahawks, Kamren Curl. 62″ and 198 pounds, Curl has started at both free and strong safety and acquitted himself well at either. He missed the first two games of 2022 after thumb surgery but has come on strong since then. PFF has him graded at 84.5, the best in the league. Not too shabby.

Then again, he only has three interceptions in his career, all of those in his rookie season in 2020. He did take one of those to the house, though. Overall he’s allowed six touchdowns out of 127 targets. It isn’t great, but his 4.7 percent of scores allowed beats Metellus, whose percentage is 7.1 percent and is far above the man who he’d largely supplant, Josh Jones, who sits at 6.8 percent. One thing Curl adds is the ability to blitz, as he has four sacks and eight QB hits in just 37 games. Jackson has three sacks and four QB hits in 183 games. Again, advantage Curl.

As for the money, his contract is almost identical to Metellus’. This year’s cap is $895K, then $1.0 million in 2023. This trade makes tons of sense for Seattle. So why on Earth would Washington move Curl? Let’s face it, they haven’t been known for their front office acumen of late. Considering that it’s likely that cornerback William Jackson III will be leaving the Nation’s Capital soon, a swap of Sidney Jones for Curl could satisfy both parties.

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That’s it, 12s. Yes, the Hawks may face a more pressing need at wide receiver after DK Metcalf’s injury, but hopefully, he won’t miss much time. It’s also a fact that Seattle could use some depth at other spots, including running back and pass rush. But considering how much nickel and dime as they’re playing, they could do far worse than any of these three safeties. Too bad Seattle missed out on Landon Collins.