3 free agent centers for Seahawks to try to replace Austin Blythe
Seahawks should chase Ethan Pocic (again)
Ethan Pocic was a Seahawks center in 2020 and 2021. He has already played in Shane Waldron’s system and knows Pete Carroll. He had an outstanding season for the Cleveland Browns in 2022, and according to Pro Football Focus he had the highest run and pass block grades of his career.
His projected market value is about four years, $23.8 million. The question will be can he stay healthy, since he has failed to start every game in the last four seasons? This is why Pocic’s market value is lower than other free agent centers.
Pocic missed 12 games in 2019, two games in 2020, four games in 2021, and four games in 2022. Still, he is likely to be one of the best options for the Seahawks to sign given his past with the team and knowledge of Shane Waldron’s offense. Pocic also has the advantage over the rest of the centers in the 2023 free agent class since he has the most experience playing in the Seahawks’ offense. He also blocked in front of Geno Smith in 2021, starting all three games in which Geno was the starting quarterback for the Seahawks. Ethan Pocic should be at the top of the Seahawks’ list of centers this offseason.