One player from each playoff team that should join Seahawks in 2023
By Almar Reyes
Before the start of the 2022 NFL season, the Seattle Seahawks were not viewed by many to be able to keep up against their competition. However, here we are, and the Seahawks are going to be playing in the playoffs after missing their chance in 2021. Although they will be playing against a formidable and white-hot opponent in the form of their NFC West rival, the San Francisco 49ers. No matter how that game turns out to be for Seattle, this season is a great success for them.
After trading quarterback Russell Wilson last offseason, the Seahawks were able to address some pressing needs in their O-line and defense through the draft. They are not done yet as they hold the 5th overall pick in this year’s rookie draft, courtesy of the Denver Broncos for the Russ trade. Equipped with a plethora of high draft picks and a salary cap space to work with, there are endless possibilities for the Seahawks to make moves this coming offseason to continue to build what they have started this season.
In saying this, it is not too crazy to look ahead to the offseason, and see which players the Seahawks can get, either via free agency or trade. Here is one player from each playoff team that could join the Seahawks in 2023. Some of the names I am going to mention might surprise you, some will make sense, and others might be a head-scratcher. You will be the judge, but it is definitely will be a great offseason for the Seahawks this year, you can book that in!
Seahawks target from the 49ers
Let us start with the Seahawks’ division rival and their wildcard playoff opponent, the San Francisco 49ers. I know what everyone will think, why sign Jimmy G when you can sign current quarterback Geno Smith? This is not me saying, to go hard to sign Garoppolo, but rather look his way if and when Geno Smith decides to test free agency market this offseason.
After being able to guide the Seahawks to the playoffs, Geno has every right to look to get paid and he deserves to get paid after being a journeyman quarterback for 10 years.
If Geno prices himself out for the Seahawks in the offseason, Seattle can look not far away and see if they can lure Garoppolo to sign to a cheaper tag as he is coming off a season-ending leg injury. By signing Jimmy, the Seahawks can still focus on building their defense and their O-line in this year’s draft as Jimmy G is almost an identical quarterback to Geno, a game manager, who limits turnovers each game. Also, Garoppolo had some playoff successes under his belt and it helps the Seahawks that Garoppolo is familiar with the division, which will make the transition smoother.