3 Seattle Seahawks who deserve a better team around them in 2024

  • Two secondary players can help the team win
  • The key position doesn't need a change in 2024

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Safety Julian Love

There were some games this year, such as Week 9 against the Baltimore Ravens, Week 10 against the Washington Commanders, and Week 13 against the Dallas Cowboys, that Love did not even get to play more than 41 percent of the Seahawks' defensive snaps. This was through not fault of his own but a clear indication that defensive coordinator Clint Hurtt does not appear to see talent very well. Even though Hurtt didn't play Love enough, the safety somehow still got a Pro Bowl nod.

The fact that happened should be a fireable offense for Hurtt. He didn't seem to realize his unit would be better in pass coverage by replacing Jamal Adams with Julian Love. Yet some of Seattle's most efficient games against the pass were the ones where Love got more snaps. Love also led the team in interceptions (4), was third in passes defended (10), led the team in forced fumbles (2), and had a quarterback rating allowed of a very solid 82.1.

Love also missed 7.5 percent of his tackle attempts which is fantastic when you compare his number to fellow safeties Adams (15.8) and Quandre Diggs (12.0). All three safeties are signed through at least 2024, but Diggs and Adams should be salary cuts while Seattle needs to work out a long-term extension with Love. Plus, Love is only 25 years old.

Seattle just needs to build an even better secondary around Love and Devon Witherspoon. Maybe cornerback Riq Woolen will be better next year and that is fine. But Seattle should need to find a safety to play with Love.

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