A detailed plan for the Seahawks offseason post-Geno Smith extension

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A review of the Seahawks offseason plan

If you’re still with me on this journey, well done! The Geno Smith contract told me two major keys when building this offseason plan. First, the Seahawks want to make a legitimate run in 2023. We’ve seen jumps like this before from worse teams. The extra cap space and extra draft picks allowed me the opportunity to try and go for it, while still keeping an eye on tomorrow.

The second key is that the Seahawks will only roll with Geno Smith for as long as he’s good. The way that whole contract is set up, and the way Pete and John have commented on the gift of the Denver Broncos’ number 5 overall pick. That pick is viewed by them as a luxury, and while many want more defensive help, I think Seattle will take a QB there.

I have my doubts that Anthony Richardson makes it to pick 5, but I can still see this same exact scenario playing out, but with Will Levis as the selection. Schneider will finally get to draft a QB that fits his preferences and will be able to build around him after this Geno and Pete era has run its course.

Offensive additions review

QB- Anthony Richardson

RB- (Resigned) Rashaad Penny, Deuce Vaughn

TE-  Luke Musgrave

WR- (Resigned) Marquise Goodwin, Nathaniel Dell

C- Olusegun Oluwatimi

Defensive additions review

D-Line- Zach Allen, Arden Key, Keion White, Mazi Smith, Mike Morris

LB- Bobby Wagner, Jack Campbell

DB- (2nd Round Tender) Ryan Neal, Corey Trice

dark. Next. Our latest Seahawks 2023 mock draft, post-Geno signing

You may love or hate this offseason plan, but I really believe we have put together a plan that can get Seattle into that NFC championship bubble, while also potentially setting up the Seahawks for another decade of success in the eventual Anthony Richardson era. We improved an offense that was already really good, and we may have created a top 12-15 defense out of a 25th-ranked group in 2022. Whether it is Geno or AR, the future is bright in the Pacific Northwest.