Three 2023 free agents the Seahawks must target on offense

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WR Jakobi Meyers could sky for the Seahawks
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Another great target for the Seahawks QBs

As I already said, I’d be thrilled to have Marquise Goodwin back, but I wouldn’t exactly cry if the Hawks added wide receiver Jakobi Meyers, either.  At 6’2″ and 200 pounds, he fits perfectly between Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf. He came into the league as an undrafted free agent, then worked his way up to his team’s leading receiver. Sounds familiar, right, 12s? No, I’m not saying he’s Angry Doug, uh uh. But the man can definitely play.

He ran a 4.63 40 at the NFL Combine, so now you know why he wasn’t drafted back in 2019. But that doesn’t mean he can’t run a great route and get open. Here are two names that ran a 4.62 and 4.65, respectively: Cooper Kupp and Jarvis Landry. Between the two of them, they have 1,226 catches, 14,199 yards, and 84 touchdowns. Speed kills, yeah, but so does precision.

In his last seasons, his third and fourth with the Patriots, he showed the league exactly what a “slow” guy can do. In 2021 he caught 83 passes for 866 yards and a pair of TDs. While the scoring wasn’t quite there, he turned it on last season, boosting his endzone visits to six. He did catch fewer passes, just 67, but it was on 30 fewer targets, and still accounted for 804 yards. This was also in 14 games, although there are no lingering injury concerns.

Once again we turn to for the financials. According to their number-crunchers, Meyers’ market value is listed at $12.5 annually, and he’s expected to get a four-year deal. No, he wouldn’t come cheap, but none of these players are bargain-basement types. Meyers would be a great option for the Hawks QB, who I certainly expect to be Geno Smith regardless of all the other possible landing spots.