Top five free agents Seahawks must chase this offseason

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Player 4: Seahawks should sign cornerback James Bradberry (Eagles)

Bradberry has been a consistently good corner since he came into the league in 2016 but has been very good for most of the last three seasons. He also is still just 29 years old and should be a top corner for a few more seasons. And Seattle doesn’t really need a corner to come in and be the lockdown guy while the other corners are mediocre. The Seahawks will have Tariq Woolen on one side of the field and Bradberry would be terrific on the other side.

In the early 2010s when Seattle had the best defense in the NFL, the defense was built back to front. Seattle’s secondary among the best ever and that allowed the front four to focus on getting after the quarterback. I am not saying that just adding Bradberry remakes Seattle’s secondary into the new LOB but it will make it much tougher for quarterbacks to throw the ball and that should help the front to focus on getting better at the run.

Bradberry is coming off arguably his best season. His quarterback rating allowed was an outstanding 51.6. He allowed only 45.3 percent of passes thrown in his direction to be completed. And he allowed just 4.4 yards per target which is ridiculously good.

Per Spotrac, Bradberry’s market value is high at $17.1 million. But for a top corner this is the going rate. Now John Schneider and Pete Carroll just need to decide how much they want to prioritize a cornerback.