2023 free agents signed by the Seattle Seahawks
Most likely the biggest free agent signing the Seahawks will have this offseason is their re-signing of quarterback Geno Smith. Smith was good in 2022 but will need to prove himself again in 2023. He appears to have a front-loaded contract that is worth three years and up to $105 million. Only $40 million of that is guaranteed, however.
Seattle re-signed kicker Jason Myers to a four-year and $21,100,000 million deal. Myers has been very good since he came to Seattle in 2019. Keeping him in Seattle for the foreseeable future was the correct move.
The Seahawks re-signed fullback/linebacker Nick Bellore to a two-year and $6,600,000 contract. Bellore has also been with Seattle since 2019. He is a solid special teams player and great in the locker room.
Seattle re-signed right guard Phil Haynes to a one-year contract worth up to $4 million. Haynes rotated at right guard in 2022 with the released Gabe Jackson and Haynes was the better player. Now he has one season to prove he should stick around in Seattle for many years to come.
Former Bronco defensive tackle Dre’Mont Jones is joining the Seahawks. Jones is 26 years old and capable of supplying the interior pass rush that Seattle has lacked for several seasons. He will get paid up to $51 million over three years.
Seattle is bringing back a player that left them two seasons ago, per the NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero. Defensive tackle Jarran Reed played for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2021 and the Green Bay Packers in 2022 and had a combined 5 sacks and 26 quarterback hits in those seasons. Reed played his first five years with Seattle.
Seattle is bringing back another quarterback as well. Last year’s backup, Drew Lock, is returning on a one-year deal with a base of $4 million and a max of $7.5 million. The signing of Lock doesn’t mean Seattle won’t take a quarterback in the 2023 draft, though.
Seattle signed center Evan Brown to a one-year deal as well. Brown was pretty good at center for the Lions in 2021 but then Detroit moved him to right guard in 2022 and Brown wasn’t as good. Brown is likely a stop-gap center to start 2023 for Seattle while the team probably drafts a guy this year.
The Seahawks signed linebacker Devin Bush from the Steelers. Bush was the 10th overall pick in the 2019 draft but hurt his ACL in 2020 and hasn’t seemed to be the same. Maybe working in a new defensive system will help him?
Seattle signed safety Julian Love to a two-year deal worth up to $12 million, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Love started 16 games for the Giants in 2022. His signing might be a sign that Jamal Adams is nowhere near returning.