Three trade options for the Seahawks to help replace DK Metcalf

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Seahawks should go after DJ Moore of the Panthers

There is really one reason not to trade for Moore and that is he is expensive. Moore is signed through 2025 currently, which is great. But his cap hit next year is $25 million and his dead cap is $35 million so if he comes in and is just a bust or not good in the locker room, Seattle, or any team, is stuck with him. He does have an out after 2023 where his dead cap goes down to $10,860,000 but that’s still a bunch.

All that said, Moore would be a fantastic piece on the Seattle offense. He can go over the middle and has a great catch radius. He also has the speed to get deep so his versatility would be something that offensive coordinator Shane Waldron would have fun with, especially having Metcalf and Lockett too.

But if Metcalf were out for a few games, Moore could come in and give immediate production. Moore could also take Lockett’s spot as well if Lockett were to be injured. Moore has decent size at 6 feet and 210 pounds so it isn’t like he is only a slot receiver. The Seahawks need more than that.

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Carolina is also in a full rebuild now. They will need a new quarterback next year, a new running back, a new coach and name just about anything else. What the Panthers need is draft capital to help rebuild. Seattle has two second-round picks in 2023 and Seattle should offer one of them and maybe a late-rounder for Moore.