3 winners (and 2 losers) from Seahawks 2024 offseason overhaul

Seattle has made a massive number of changes this offseason.
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Loser: Guard Anthony Bradford

Anthony Bradford was a 2023 draft pick who finished with 10 starts after early-season starter Phil Haynes was injured. Haynes did come back later in the year but as neither Bradford nor Haynes were consistently very good, right guard remained a mess for the entire season. Pro Football Focus gave Bradford a pass-block grade of 38.9 for the season which was among the ten-worst in the league. His run-block grade was not much better.

The moves the Seahawks made this offseason also should not make Bradford feel safe about his long-term prospects. Seattle chose Christian Haynes in the third round of the 2024 draft and Haynes already looks like an upgrade over Bradford.

The team also chose Sataoa Laumea who most recently played tackle in college but will play guard in the league. He might start as a left guard but there is no reason to think he could also play right guard in a pinch and be higher than Bradford on the depth chart.

Winner: DL Leonard Williams

Williams was acquired midway through the 2023 season and he was very good for the rest of the season. As bad as Seattle's defense was through the last two-thirds of 2023, one might wonder how much worse they would have been without Williams. In 10 games for Seattle, Williams had 4 sacks, 32 total pressures, and 21 run stuffs. He is only 30 years old so his production should not drop off in 2024.

Seattle also made a point to target him early in free agency. Instead of immediately chasing players from other teams, general manager John Schneider signed two of Seattle's own free agents first. One was tight end Noah Fant (who could also have been a "winner" on this list) and the other was Williams. The defensive lineman's deal will pay him as much as $64.5 million over three years, $43.85 million of that is guaranteed.