6 offensive guards Seahawks should chase in free agency

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The Seahawks have some work to do along the interior of its offensive line. Damien Lewis might be good at one guard spot but the other is a mess. Thankfully for the Seahawks, there are several good options at guard in free agency.

Of course, it might make sense to address the need of getting younger and better at right guard should come in the 2023 NFL draft but Seattle does have the money to bring in a very good guard in free agency. The team currently has the seventh-most cap space in the league. Even if Seattle re-signs quarterback Geno Smith, there should be money left over to add veterans at other positions of need.

Maybe Seattle decides to add a high-end defensive tackle in free agency instead of at guard. Replacing Gabe Jackson, however, seems like a no-brainer. What follows are good options at guard that are both expensive or just solid pieces.

Six offensive guards the Seahawks should target in free agency

Premium players: Dalton Risner, Evan Brown, Wes Schweitzer

Team-friendly options: Trai Turner, Roger Saffold, Nate Davis

Dalton Risner (Broncos)

Risner has been a player on the rise for a few years now. The Broncos will likely let Risner walk as his projected market value is upwards of 10 million dollars annually. Risner, at only 27 years of age, could be a perfect young piece to match alongside Damien Lewis.

Evan Brown (Lions)

Evan Brown made himself a lot of money last season with his play. Brown, with the Detroit Lions last season, had the best year of his career. At only 26 years old, his projected market value is 12.5 million dollars a year. That number ultimately might prove to be too rich for the Seahawks.

Wes Schweitzer (Commanders)

Schweitzer might be the most premium guard on the market this year, and he deserves every penny he’s about to earn. Schweitzer has been one of the most consistent offensive guards for the Commanders over the past three seasons. If John Schieder does pull out the wallet for Wes, he will have to do it to the tune of 13.5 million dollars a year by spotrac.com’s projected market value.

Potential depth for the Seahawks

Trai Turner (Commanders)

When young Trai Turner entered the league, he was a Pro Bowl-caliber player for the Panthers. Unfortunately, since the Panthers’ Super Bowl run, he has only partially lived up to expectations and has become more of a journeyman. Turner has struggled with injuries, but when on the field, he has still mostly been a capable starter in the NFL despite his setbacks. Also, his projected market value currently sits at 3.5 million dollars, so this could be a great option if the Seahawks keep Gabe Jackson and find depth.

Roger Saffold (Bills)

Sean Mcvay, Mike Vrabel, and Sean McDermott have gone on the record to rave about the things Roger Saffold can do for a team in the run game. Saffold has been a crucial part of Derek Henry’s and Todd Gurley’s success during his time with the Titans and Rams, respectively. Knowing Pete Carroll’s run-importance mindset and John Schneiders’s affirmation of team-friendly contracts, Roger Saffold could be a perfect fit if he leaves his current team, the Bills.

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Nate Davis (Titans)

Nate Davis has started 54 out of 55 available games for the Titans over the past four seasons. At 26 years old, Davis could be a friendly young player to team up with Damien Lewis on the other side. At a projected market value of 5.5 million dollars per season, a long-term deal could be an option.