Grading every Seahawks 2023 free agent signing so far

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Seahawks re-sign kicker Jason Myers

Myers has been an excellent kicker since he came to Seattle in the 2019 season. Sure, like every kicker he will miss one just when a fan least expects it, such as when Myers missed the field goal at the end of regulation in Week 18 against the Rams. But Myers came right back in overtime and made the same kicker and the ball went right through the middle.

Most of Myers’ kicks leave little doubt as to not being good. With Seattle, Myers has made 87.5 percent of his field goals and 93.5 percent of his extra points. Both rank among the best in the NFL in the last four years. Also, the Seahawks didn’t overpay for him as his new four-year deal will pay him an average of a bit over $5 million a season. That is the going rate as the five kickers with the highest cap hits in 2023 all have a number of $5.1 million and higher.

Grade: A

Seahawks re-sign guard Phil Haynes

With Haynes, the future could go one of two ways. Seattle re-signed him most likely with the idea that he will be the starter at right guard in 2023. But he only got a one-year deal for $4 million. That is good money, though not great, but if he does play really well his 2024 contract is going to be a lot higher. So for Haynes, he has a one-year prove-it deal where he is going to have every opportunity to earn a long-term starting spot.

But Seattle could choose to a guard fairly high in the 2023 draft. If Florida’s O’Cyrus Torrence is around at pick 20 when Seattle is set to take their second first-round choice, he might be tough to pass on. Torrence looks like a future Pro Bowler and plays with a streak of nastiness that Pete Carroll likes. Still, right guard is Haynes to lose at this point.

Grade: B (with the potential to be much higher)