3 Seattle Seahawks that don’t deserve another season in 2023
By Lee Vowell
Player No. 1: Seahawks receiver D’Wayne Eskridge
The Seahawks’ 2021 draft might go down as one of their worst ever. Not only did Seattle have just three picks in what ended up being a transitional season for the franchise, but it is very likely that none of the three will ever contribute much to the success (or heck, even the failure) of the team. The highest pick in 2021 was second-round choice Eskridge.
Like the other two players on this list, Eskridge has struggled mightily with injuries. It’s almost shocking that Eskirdge has played in 20 games in two seasons (he has missed 14) because even when he has played he has been nearly invisible. Eskridge isn’t slow but he doesn’t seem to fit in the offensive scheme at all.
Through two years, Eskridge has almost as many catches (17) as missed games. He has averaged a paltry 7.2 yards a reception. Eskridge has also only caught 51.5 percent of his targets so even when given the chance he hasn’t made the most of his opportunities.
In 2021, Eskridge played on 32 percent of the offensive snaps in the games he played but in 2022 that fell to 27 percent so it seems the Seahawks lost a little faith in him. Before 2023, it would have not made financial sense to release Eskridge as his dead cap outweighed his cap hit, but that changes next season. Eskridge’s cap hit goes to $1,623,683 while his dead cap falls to $844,910. This might be the offseason to release Eskridge.