Seahawks news for Wednesday: A coach leaves, a player retires
By Lee Vowell
It’s the beginning of the offseason so not a lot to watch for if you are a Seattle Seahawks fan, right? Oh, just wait. Tuesday was full of news. And this news is anything from the NFL combine to a coach leaving to a player retiring.
Let’s start with the retiring player. While many 12s weren’t happy with the play of center Austin Blythe in 2022, he at least knew the offensive line scheme due to having played under Seahawks offensive coordinator Shane Waldron while both were with the Rams. But Blythe announced via Instagram on Tuesday that he was retiring.
And good for Blythe, honestly. He has made quite a bit of money in the NFL, compared to the “normal” citizen so he should be set for a while. Per Spotrac, Blythe made $13,144,309 in his career. He is only 30 years old. We should all be so lucky to retire so early and I wish him the best. Now the Seahawks need to go draft a high-quality center.
Sean Desai leaves the Seahawks after one season
Desai, who was the associate head coach/defense for the Seahawks in 2022, has reportedly taken the position of defensive coordinator for the Philadelphia Eagles. Again, as a matter of person over team, this is a good thing. Desai has proven himself to be a good coach during his time in the NFL and if a team offers him a DC job (which is better than his spot with the Seahawks), he should take it.
The Eagles do have a ton of free agents of defense and they may not be as good next year. But there is still enough overall talent that Desai should look brilliant leading them. Maybe he will eventually get a head coaching job somewhere and they could eventually even be with the Seahawks.